Ossie Dawson      

Full name Oswald Charles Dawson

Born September 1, 1919, Rossburgh, Durban, Natal

Died December 22, 2008, Umhlanga, KwaZulu-Natal (aged 89 years 112 days)

Major teams South Africa, Border, Natal

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm medium

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 6s Ct St
Tests 9 15 1 293 55 20.92 0 1 0 10 0
First-class 75 119 9 3804 182 34.58 6 20 76 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 9 15 1294 578 10 2/57 3/92 57.80 2.68 129.4 0 0 0
First-class 75 9563 3427 123 5/42 27.86 2.15 77.7 3 0
Career statistics
Test debut England v South Africa at Nottingham, Jun 7-11, 1947 scorecard
Last Test South Africa v England at Port Elizabeth, Mar 5-9, 1949 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class span 1938-1962
Profile

Ossie Dawson was a right-hand bat and an effective medium-pace bowler who toured England in 1947, scoring 1002 runs at 32.32 and taking 54 wickets at 26.07. An athletic man, he opened the bowling in four of the Testsbut lacked the pace to trouble top-order batsmen, whereas he did not possess enough patience to play a long innings. He later appeared in the home series against England in 1948-49 but was not able to reproduce the good form he showed in provincial cricket. He passed away, aged 89, at his home in Umhlang
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