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Tom Veivers      

Full name Thomas Robert Veivers

Born April 6, 1937, Beenleigh, Queensland

Current age 77 years 258 days

Major teams Australia, Queensland

Batting style Left-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm offbreak

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 21 30 4 813 88 31.26 0 7 6 7 0
First-class 106 162 24 5100 137 36.95 4 37 52 0
List A 1 - - - - - - - - - - - 0 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 21 31 4191 1375 33 4/68 6/150 41.66 1.96 127.0 1 0 0
First-class 106 18548 7393 191 5/63 38.70 2.39 97.1 3 0
List A 1 58 67 2 2/67 2/67 33.50 6.93 29.0 0 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut Australia v South Africa at Brisbane, Dec 6-11, 1963 scorecard
Last Test South Africa v Australia at Johannesburg, Feb 3-8, 1967 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class span 1958-1968
List A span 1964-1964
Profile

Of Scottish descent, Tom Vievers, who emerged from Queensland country cricket, was something of an Australian rarity when picked against South Africa in 1963-64. A conventional offspinner, he was a type of bowler not seen in the Baggy Green for some time. And he could bat as well, as he showed in his third Test at Sydney when he held out to defy South Africa in the final match of the series. In England in 1964 his batting fared better than his bowling. He top-scored with 54 at Lord's as Australia were skittled for 176, and in the final Test at The Oval hit an unbeaten 67. He added another two half-centuries in the subsequent series against India, and made 88, his Test-best, against Pakistan at Melbourne in 1964-65. But his bowling, while being accurate and controlled, lacked a cutting edge as his Test average of over 40 showed.

Country Fixtures Country Results
2nd Test: Australia v India at Brisbane - Dec 17-21
India 408 & 224 Australia 505 & 114/4
Melb Stars v Hurricanes at Melbourne
Dec 20, 2014 (19:10 local | 08:10 GMT | 03:10 EST | 02:10 CST | 00:10 PST)
Syd Thunder v Heat at Sydney
Dec 21, 2014 (19:10 local | 08:10 GMT | 03:10 EST | 02:10 CST | 00:10 PST)
Scorchers v Strikers at Perth
Dec 22, 2014 (16:10 local | 08:10 GMT | 03:10 EST | 02:10 CST | 00:10 PST)
Hurricanes v Syd Sixers at Hobart
Dec 23, 2014 (19:10 local | 08:10 GMT | 03:10 EST | 02:10 CST | 00:10 PST)
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