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Brian McMillan      

Full name Brian Mervin McMillan

Born December 22, 1963, Welkom, Orange Free State

Current age 50 years 283 days

Major teams South Africa, Transvaal, Warwickshire, Western Province

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm medium-fast

Brian Mervin McMillan
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 38 62 12 1968 113 39.36 4592 42.85 3 13 206 11 49 0
ODIs 78 52 16 841 127 23.36 1147 73.32 1 0 55 7 42 0
First-class 155 245 41 7898 140 38.71 14 46 166 0
List A 219 173 45 3738 135 29.20 3 15 98 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 38 64 6048 2537 75 4/65 7/117 33.82 2.51 80.6 2 0 0
ODIs 78 75 3623 2589 70 4/32 4/32 36.98 4.28 51.7 1 0 0
First-class 155 20528 9074 310 5/35 29.27 2.65 66.2 4 0
List A 219 9266 6290 201 4/23 4/23 31.29 4.07 46.0 5 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut South Africa v India at Durban, Nov 13-17, 1992 scorecard
Last Test England v South Africa at Leeds, Aug 6-10, 1998 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut India v South Africa at Kolkata, Nov 10, 1991 scorecard
Last ODI Australia v South Africa at Sydney, Jan 27, 1998 scorecard
ODI statistics
First-class span 1984-2000
List A span 1985-2000
Profile

Brian McMillan was the South African team's big brother, in the most positive sense. Whether they needed a wicket, some steely batting or a verbal missile, the job invariably fell to him. Indeed, Kepler Wessels's first observation as he surveyed the wreckage of South Africa's return to the Test arena after an epic match at Bridgetown in 1991-92, was, "We needed Big Mac," who was injured before the tour. McMillan obtained unsettling bounce with his thudding medium-pace and, while he seldom used the power locked in his hulking frame, a sound defensive technique and cool head served him well and earned him occasional promotion to the top order. He was an astonishingly agile slip fielder for a man of his bulk, and he had the highest percentage of catches per Test in South Africa's history. He was rated by many as the best allrounder in the world in the mid-1990s.
Neil Manthorp

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Dec 19, 1998

Alec Stewart drives the ball

Alec Stewart drives the ball

© Photo by John Dawson

Aug 8, 1998

Mark Butcher ducks a short ball as Brian McMillan looks on from the slips, England v South Africa, 5th Test, 3rd day, August 8, 1998

Mark Butcher ducks a short ball as Brian McMillan looks on from the slips

© Associated Press

Dec 28, 1997

Brian McMillan high fives with Daryll Cullinan after catching Greg Blewett during the 3rd day of the Australia v South Africa Test match at the MCG in Melbourne. December 28th 1997.

Brian McMillan and Daryll Cullinan high five

© Action Photographics

Notes

Western Province debut 1989-90
Transvaal 1985-86 to 1988-89
Transvaal B 1984-85 to 1985-86
Warwickshire 1986
Education: Carleton Jones HS, Wits Univ

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