Full name Roland William Vaughton
Born May 5, 1914, Androssan, South Australia
Died January 5, 1979, Adelaide, South Australia (aged 64 years 245 days)
Major teams South Australia
Also known as Roly
Batting style Right-hand bat
Fielding position Wicketkeeper
|First-class span||1946/47 - 1947/48|
Roly Vaughton, a widely known figure in Adelaide sporting and hotel circles, died three on January 5, aged 64. While still at school, Vaughton played first-grade cricket and football and South Australian wicketkeeper on a number of occasions between the eras of the late CW Walker and the advent of GRA Langley. He was also a top-grade baseball catcher and, as state coach, directed South Australia to successive wins in three inter-state series. A warm-hearted mine host of the well-known King's Head Hotel, Roly typically provided a handsome donation to the Shield players' sponsor fund on the last visit he made to the Adelaide Oval.
Wisden Almanack 1980
Also: the fastest Indian to 50 wickets, and Yasir Shah's unwanted "double-hundred"