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Full name Damian Basil D'Oliveira
Born October 19, 1960, Signal Hill, Cape Town, Cape Province, South Africa
Died June 29, 2014 (aged 53 years 253 days)
Major teams Worcestershire
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm medium, Right-arm offbreak
|List A span||1982-1995|
A middle-order batsman, Damien D'Oliveira was a regular member of the Worcestershire side for a decade from 1983, passing 1000 runs in a season four times. In a side that dominated domestic cricket at the end of the 1980s, he was present as the county won two Championship titles, two Sunday league crowns and the Benson & Hedges Cup. His penultimate one-day appearance was as an opener in their 1994 NatWest Trophy final success. After retiring he maintained his links with Worcestershire, becoming director of the county academy.
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