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Norm O'Neill      

Full name Norman Clifford Louis O'Neill

Born February 19, 1937, Carlton, Sydney, New South Wales

Died March 3, 2008, Erina, New South Wales, Australia (aged 71 years 13 days)

Major teams Australia, New South Wales

Batting style Right-hand bat

Relation Son - MD O'Neill

Norman Clifford Louis O'Neill
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 42 69 8 2779 181 45.55 6 15 4 21 0
First-class 188 306 34 13859 284 50.95 45 64 104 0
List A 1 1 0 0 0 0.00 0 0 0 0 2 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 42 29 1392 667 17 4/41 5/106 39.23 2.87 81.8 1 0 0
First-class 188 7131 4060 99 4/40 41.01 3.41 72.0 0 0
List A 1 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Career statistics
Test debut Australia v England at Brisbane, Dec 5-10, 1958 scorecard
Last Test West Indies v Australia at Bridgetown, May 5-11, 1965 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class span 1955-1967
List A span 1964-1964
Profile

Norm O'Neill failed to fulfil expectations of his batting only because the forecasts of his greatness were so widespread and demanding. Never "the new Bradman" he was tagged at the outset of his career, he was nonetheless a back-foot player of astonishing power, and a broad-shouldered Adonis who gave off a golden aura of good health. He shone in his first series, against England in 1958-59, demonstrated great adaptability in India and Pakistan a year later, and adorned the 1960-61 Tied Test with 181 in 401 minutes: an innings that, in Jack Fingleton's words, "sparkled like champagne". In 1961 EW Swanton was moved to write that O'Neill "reminded us that the art of batting was not dead, merely dormant". Always a nervous starter, he found form more elusive after that, but he was only 28 when Australia dispensed, rather peremptorily, with his services.
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1965

Norm O'Neill

Norm O'Neill

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Jul 11, 1964

Norm O'Neill on the attack during the 1964 Ashes, July 11, 1964

Norm O'Neill on the attack during the 1964 Ashes

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Jun 9, 1961

Norm O'Neill sweeps on his way to 82, England v Australia, 1st Test, Edgbaston, June 9, 1961

Norm O'Neill sweeps on his way to 82

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Notes

Wisden Cricketer of the Year 1962

Country Fixtures Country Results
2nd Test: Australia v Pakistan at Abu Dhabi - Oct 30-Nov 3
Pakistan 304/2
Victoria v NSW at Melbourne - Oct 31-Nov 3
NSW 168/3
South Aust v Queensland at Adelaide - Oct 31-Nov 3
Queensland 208/4
Western Aust v Tasmania at Perth - Oct 31-Nov 3
Tasmania 49/3
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