Eddie Barlow      

Full name Edgar John Barlow

Born August 12, 1940, Pretoria, Transvaal

Died December 30, 2005, General Hospital, St Helier, Jersey (aged 65 years 140 days)

Major teams South Africa, Boland, Derbyshire, Eastern Province, Transvaal, Western Province

Nickname Bunter

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm medium

Other Coach

Edgar John Barlow
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 6s Ct St
Tests 30 57 2 2516 201 45.74 6 15 5 35 0
First-class 283 493 28 18212 217 39.16 43 86 335 0
List A 99 98 4 2983 186 31.73 3 22 43 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 30 46 3021 1362 40 5/85 6/87 34.05 2.70 75.5 0 1 0
First-class 283 31930 13785 571 7/24 24.14 2.59 55.9 16 2
List A 99 5010 2911 161 6/33 6/33 18.08 3.48 31.1 2 2 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 1959-1983
List A span 1969-1983
Profile

Eddie Barlow was a cricketer straight out of Boy's Own - incessantly enthusiastic and imbued with bottomless confidence. His nickname, "Bunter", was as much confirmation of that as it was a reflection of his facial resemblance to Billy Bunter, the chunky, bespectacled, British schoolboy of juvenile fiction. But Barlow was an athlete, and one who prized himself on his fitness and stamina. He was one of the most popular players of his generation, and never gave less than his all as an obdurate opening batsman, an aggressive medium-pacer and a superb slip field. Commentator Charles Fortune once described the often-untidy Barlow as running in to bowl "looking like an unmade bed". After retirement, Barlow was a liberal voice in the conservative South African political establishment of the 1980s. He became a respected coach at provincial level, never without a theory that he said would lead to brighter cricket, and was appointed Bangladesh coach in 1999. However, a stroke in 2000 left him paralysed and he moved to north Wales where, despite his disabilities, he continued to coach locally. He died late in 2005 after a long battle against illness.
Neil Manthorp

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Jan 7, 1983

Eddie Barlow batting in his final season in first-class cricket, 1983

Eddie Barlow batting in his final season in first-class cricket

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1980

Eddie Barlow, 1980

Eddie Barlow

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Jun 8, 1979

Eddie Barlow in action, June 1979

Eddie Barlow in action

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