Decade Review 2009

Lee Irvine      

Full name Brian Lee Irvine

Born March 9, 1944, Durban, Natal

Current age 70 years 126 days

Major teams South Africa, Essex, Natal, Transvaal

Batting style Left-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm medium

Fielding position Wicketkeeper

Brian Lee Irvine
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 4 7 0 353 102 50.42 650 54.30 1 2 33 6 2 0
First-class 157 271 26 9919 193 40.48 21 240 7
List A 41 40 2 797 69 20.97 0 4 29 1
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 4 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 157 228 142 1 1/39 142.00 3.73 228.0 0 0
List A 41 150 91 4 2/7 2/7 22.75 3.64 37.5 0 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut South Africa v Australia at Cape Town, Jan 22-27, 1970 scorecard
Last Test South Africa v Australia at Port Elizabeth, Mar 5-10, 1970 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class span 1962-1977
List A span 1968-1977
Profile

Because of the political situation in South Africa, Lee Irvine played only four Tests - but what a quartet it was. He played in South Africa's 4-0 demolition of Australia in 1969-70, their last series for 22 years. Irvine, the son of a Natal baseballer, was a punishing left-hander - he hit 26 sixes in his first season with Essex, in 1968 - who was just coming into his prime when he and South Africa were cut off: he made 102 in his last Test innings on his 26th birthday.
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