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Full name Cuan Neil McCarthy
Born March 24, 1929, Pietermaritzberg, Natal
Died August 14, 2000, Johannesburg, Transvaal (aged 71 years 143 days)
Major teams South Africa, Cambridge University, Natal
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm fast
|Test debut||South Africa v England at Durban, Dec 16-20, 1948 scorecard|
|Last Test||England v South Africa at The Oval, Aug 16-18, 1951 scorecard|
Cuan McCarthy got his first call up to the national side at the age of 19. Opening the bowling for South Africa in his 15 Tests between 1948 and 1951, he produced his best figures of 12-2-43-6 in his debut Test against the touring English team on his home ground at Kingsmead. Never one to trouble the scorers with his bat, only accumulating 28 runs in 24 visits to the crease and registering a top score of five, his claim to fame was his fast right-arm deliveries that brought him 36 Test wickets at an economy rate of 2.58.
Wisden Cricinfo staff
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