Ray Lindwall      

Full name Raymond Russell Lindwall

Born October 3, 1921, Mascot, Sydney, New South Wales

Died June 23, 1996, Greenslopes, Brisbane, Queensland (aged 74 years 264 days)

Major teams Australia, New South Wales, Queensland

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm fast

Raymond Russell Lindwall
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 6s Ct St
Tests 61 84 13 1502 118 21.15 2 5 13 26 0
First-class 228 270 39 5042 134* 21.82 5 19 123 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 61 113 13650 5251 228 7/38 9/70 23.03 2.30 59.8 8 12 0
First-class 228 43215 16956 794 7/20 21.35 2.35 54.4 34 2
Career statistics
Test debut New Zealand v Australia at Wellington, Mar 29-30, 1946 scorecard
Last Test India v Australia at Kolkata, Jan 23-28, 1960 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class span 1941-1962
Profile

A protégé of Bill O'Reilly's at Sydney's famous St George club, Ray Lindwall renounced rugby for cricket after the Second World War, and was for a decade uncontested as Australia's new-ball bowler, a master in all conditions. Ashes opponent John Warr held that "if one were granted one last wish in cricket, it would be the sight of Ray Lindwall opening the bowling in a Test match". His powerful, rhythmic approach, unwavering control and late swing brought a hush to arenas all over the world: when he yorked Len Hutton with the second ball of the Headingley Test of July 1953, it was received with the solemnity of a declaration of war. Like his longtime bowling partner Keith Miller, Lindwall could also bat with spirit and adventure: his Test century at Melbourne in January 1947 was the second-fastest by an Australian. His autobiography, Flying Stumps, is a book of rare charm.
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Mar 24, 2004

Ray Lindwall

Ray Lindwall

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Mar 24, 2004

Ray Lindwall

Ray Lindwall

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Sep 17, 1983

The Old World XI squad poses for photos before the match against the Old England XI at The Oval. Standing (left to right): unknown umpire, Rohan Kanhai, Lance Gibbs, Farokh Engineer, Vanburn Holder, Nawab of Pataudi jr and Charlie Griffith; Sitting: Ray Lindwall, Bertie Clarke, Garry Sobers, Bob Simpson and Neil Harvey, September 17, 1983

The Old World XI squad poses for photos before the match against the Old England XI

© PA Photos

Notes

Wisden Cricketer of the Year 1949
Australian Cricket Hall of Fame 1996

Country Fixtures Country Results
3rd Test: Australia v India at Melbourne - Dec 26-30
Australia 259/5
Scorchers v Melb Reneg at Perth - Dec 26
Scorchers won by 35 runs
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