Full name Andrew Charles Hudson
Born March 17, 1965, Eshowe, Natal (Zululand)
Current age 51 years 312 days
Major teams South Africa, KwaZulu-Natal, Natal
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm medium
|Test debut||West Indies v South Africa at Bridgetown, Apr 18-23, 1992 scorecard|
|Last Test||South Africa v Pakistan at Port Elizabeth, Mar 6-10, 1998 scorecard|
|ODI debut||India v South Africa at Kolkata, Nov 10, 1991 scorecard|
|Last ODI||South Africa v Sri Lanka at Lahore, Nov 8, 1997 scorecard|
|First-class span||1984/85 - 2000/01|
|List A span||1985/86 - 2000/01|
Andrew Hudson will always be remembered for his monumental nine-hour 163 on debut, in South Africa's first Test back, against Ambrose, Patterson and friends in Barbados in 1991-92. He was the first South African to make a century on debut, a feat that was not emulated until Jacques Rudolph scored 222 not out against a rather friendlier Bangladeshi attack in April 2003. A devout Christian, a thoroughly decent bloke and a Prince Charles lookalike, Hudson was on the wrong end of an infamously maniacal send-off from Shane Warne at Johannesburg in 1993-94. His average, above 40 for a long while, slipped steadily and was as low as 33 when he played his last Test, against Pakistan in 1997-98. He tended to thrive when the going got tough, most notably with an outstanding 80 when South Africa were put in by India on a juicy Durban track in 1996-97. Nobody else passed 35, and Hudson's 80 was more than the whole Indian team got in their second innings.
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