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Peter Pollock      

Full name Peter Maclean Pollock

Born June 30, 1941, Pietermaritzburg, Natal

Current age 74 years 5 days

Major teams South Africa, Eastern Province

Also known as Pooch

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm fast

Relation Father - AM Pollock, Uncle - R Howden, Brother - RG Pollock, Cousin - RM Nicholson, Cousin - CR Nicholson, Son - SM Pollock, Nephew - AG Pollock, Nephew - GA Pollock

Peter Maclean Pollock
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 6s Ct St
Tests 28 41 13 607 75* 21.67 0 2 1 9 0
First-class 127 177 43 3027 79 22.58 0 12 54 0
List A 8 8 2 176 42* 29.33 0 0 4 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 28 52 6522 2806 116 6/38 10/87 24.18 2.58 56.2 1 9 1
First-class 127 24513 10620 485 7/19 21.89 2.59 50.5 27 2
List A 8 496 276 18 5/51 5/51 15.33 3.33 27.5 1 1 0
Career statistics
Test debut South Africa v New Zealand at Durban, Dec 8-12, 1961 scorecard
Last Test South Africa v Australia at Port Elizabeth, Mar 5-10, 1970 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class span 1958/59 - 1971/72
List A span 1969/70 - 1971/72
Profile

South African cricket's debt to Peter Pollock is threefold: as the country's premier fast bowler during the 1960s, the last decade before South Africa's international isolation; as convener of selectors during the 1990s, when he gave an inexperienced team a vision and pattern (unsurprisingly based on disciplined and relentless seam bowling) that has made the side one of the game's top two teams; and as Shaun Pollock's father he played a not insignificant role in providing South Africa with a Test captain and one of the world's leading allrounders.

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May 3, 2009

An autographed picture of Peter Pollock in the area under the Freilinghaus Stand at St George's Park, Port Elizabeth, 3 May 2009

An autographed picture of Peter Pollock

© Dileep Premachandran

Feb 1, 2008

Shaun Pollock receives a memento from his father Peter during his final ODI appearance at home ground Kingsmead, South Africa v West Indies, 4th ODI, Durban, February 1, 2008

Shaun Pollock receives a memento from his father Peter

© Getty Images

Jul 22, 1998

Peter Pollock watches the South African team practice, Trent Bridge, 1998

Peter Pollock watches the South African team practice

© Getty Images


Peter Pollock cricket photos
Notes

Wisden Cricketer of the Year 1966

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