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Eric Freeman      

Full name Eric Walter Freeman

Born July 13, 1944, Semaphore, Adelaide, South Australia

Current age 70 years 19 days

Major teams Australia, South Australia

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm fast-medium

Other Coach, Commentator

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 6s Ct St
Tests 11 18 0 345 76 19.16 0 2 6 5 0
First-class 83 123 6 2244 116 19.17 1 9 60 0
List A 8 6 0 57 21 9.50 0 0 3 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 11 21 2183 1128 34 4/52 6/116 33.17 3.10 64.2 4 0 0
First-class 83 14281 6690 241 8/47 27.75 2.81 59.2 7 2
List A 8 418 226 8 3/29 3/29 28.25 3.24 52.2 0 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut Australia v India at Brisbane, Jan 19-24, 1968 scorecard
Last Test South Africa v Australia at Johannesburg, Feb 19-24, 1970 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class span 1964-1974
List A span 1970-1974
Profile

A battling allrounder, Eric Freeman's rise to the top was rapid, although once there he was never quite able to reproduce his domestic form. A right-arm fast-medium bowler, bludgeoning middle-order batsman, and excellent fielder, Freeman was an ever-present in the Australian squad in the latter years of the 1960s. His bowling was not quite penetrative enough - although he took four four-fors - and his batting technique not up to Test level, despite him twice scoring fifty. His international career came to an end on the ill-fated tour of South Africa in 1969-70 when his bowling was savaged, and after three more seasons he drifted out of the game. A banker by profession, he retained links with the game as a coach and broadcaster.
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Apr 26, 1968

The 1968 Australian team in London (from right to left): Bill Lawry, Brian Taber, Doug Walters, Les Joslin, John Gleeson, Ashley Mallett, David Renneberg, John Inverarity, Eric Freeman, Ian Chappell, Neil Hawke, Paul Sheahan, Alan Connolly, Bob Cowper, Graham McKenzie and Ian Redpath

The 1968 Australian team in London

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Country Fixtures Country Results
Final: Australia A v India A at Darwin
Aug 2, 2014 (10:00 local | 00:30 GMT | 20:30 EDT | 19:30 CDT | 17:30 PDT)
3rd Place play-off: NPS v Sth Africa A at Darwin
Aug 2, 2014 (10:00 local | 00:30 GMT | 20:30 EDT | 19:30 CDT | 17:30 PDT)
1st unofficial Test: Australia A v Sth Africa A at Townsville
Aug 7-10, 2014 (09:30 local | 23:30 GMT | 19:30 EDT | 18:30 CDT | 16:30 PDT)
2nd unofficial Test: Australia A v Sth Africa A at Townsville
Aug 14-17, 2014 (09:30 local | 23:30 GMT | 19:30 EDT | 18:30 CDT | 16:30 PDT)
1st ODI: Aus Women v Pak Women at Brisbane
Aug 21, 2014 (09:30 local | 23:30 GMT | 19:30 EDT | 18:30 CDT | 16:30 PDT)
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