Alan Connolly      

Full name Alan Norman Connolly

Born June 29, 1939, Skipton, Victoria

Current age 75 years 151 days

Major teams Australia, Middlesex, Victoria

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm fast-medium

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 29 45 20 260 37 10.40 0 0 8 17 0
ODIs 1 - - - - - - - - - - - 0 0
First-class 201 215 93 1073 40 8.79 0 0 77 0
List A 32 15 6 70 13 7.77 0 0 9 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 29 55 7818 2981 102 6/47 7/109 29.22 2.28 76.6 6 4 0
ODIs 1 1 64 62 0 - - - 5.81 - 0 0 0
First-class 201 43578 17974 676 9/67 26.58 2.47 64.4 25 4
List A 32 1536 871 41 5/22 5/22 21.24 3.40 37.4 1 1 0
Career statistics
Test debut Australia v South Africa at Brisbane, Dec 6-11, 1963 scorecard
Last Test Australia v England at Sydney, Jan 9-14, 1971 scorecard
Test statistics
Only ODI Australia v England at Melbourne, Jan 5, 1971 scorecard
ODI statistics
First-class span 1959-1971
List A span 1964-1971
Profile

He began his career as a run-of-the-mill tearaway, but laconic Alan Connolly improved his fitness, truncated his run and broadened his repertoire to become the very model of a modern medium-pacer, and developed a reputation for utmost reliability and perseverance. He was capable of long, conscientious spells, and was adept at moving the ball regardless of its age. His best Test moments were in England in 1968 and South Africa in 1969-70, where he propped up weak attacks. Two seasons with Middlesex, however, wore the edge from his bowling, and his career was finished by the time he was 31.
Gideon Haigh

Latest Photos

Mar 7, 1970

Barry Richards hooks Alan Connolly on his way to a hundred, South Africa v Australia, 4th Test,  Port Elizabeth, March 7, 1970

Barry Richards hooks Alan Connolly on his way to a hundred

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Apr 26, 1968

The 1968 Australian team in London (from right to left): Bill Lawry, Brian Taber, Doug Walters, Les Joslin, John Gleeson, Ashley Mallett, David Renneberg, John Inverarity, Eric Freeman, Ian Chappell, Neil Hawke, Paul Sheahan, Alan Connolly, Bob Cowper, Graham McKenzie and Ian Redpath

The 1968 Australian team in London

© PA Photos

Feb 28, 1968

Portrait of Alan Connolly, February 28, 1968

Portrait of Alan Connolly

© Getty Images

Country Fixtures Country Results
1st Test: Australia v India at Brisbane
Dec 4-8, 2014 (10:00 local | 00:00 GMT | 19:00 EST | 18:00 CST | 16:00 PST)
NSW v Queensland at Sydney
Dec 5-8, 2014 (10:30 local | 23:30 GMT | 18:30 EST | 17:30 CST | 15:30 PST)
Tasmania v South Aust at Hobart
Dec 5-8, 2014 (10:30 local | 23:30 GMT | 18:30 EST | 17:30 CST | 15:30 PST)
West Aust v Victoria at Perth
Dec 5-8, 2014 (10:30 local | 02:30 GMT | 21:30 EST | 20:30 CST | 18:30 PST)
2nd Test: Australia v India at Adelaide
Dec 12-16, 2014 (10:30 local | 00:00 GMT | 19:00 EST | 18:00 CST | 16:00 PST)
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