Full name Brian Lee Irvine
Born March 9, 1944, Durban, Natal
Current age 72 years 319 days
Major teams South Africa, Essex, Natal, Transvaal
Batting style Left-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm medium
Fielding position Wicketkeeper
|Test debut||South Africa v Australia at Cape Town, Jan 22-27, 1970 scorecard|
|Last Test||South Africa v Australia at Port Elizabeth, Mar 5-10, 1970 scorecard|
|First-class span||1962/63 - 1976/77|
|List A span||1968 - 1976/77|
Because of the political situation in South Africa, Lee Irvine played only four Tests - but what a quartet it was. He played in South Africa's 4-0 demolition of Australia in 1969-70, their last series for 22 years. Irvine, the son of a Natal baseballer, was a punishing left-hander - he hit 26 sixes in his first season with Essex, in 1968 - who was just coming into his prime when he and South Africa were cut off: he made 102 in his last Test innings on his 26th birthday.
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