Full name Trevor Leslie Goddard
Born August 1, 1931, Durban, Natal
Current age 83 years 364 days
Major teams South Africa, Natal, North Eastern Transvaal
Batting style Left-hand bat
Bowling style Left-arm medium
|Test debut||England v South Africa at Nottingham, Jun 9-13, 1955 scorecard|
|Last Test||South Africa v Australia at Johannesburg, Feb 19-24, 1970 scorecard|
|First-class span||1952/53 - 1969/70|
One of the great but most seldom acknowledged allrounders, Trevor Goddard is remembered for leading South Africa to a drawn series in Australia in
1963-64 after he had become captain virtually by default and his team had
been described as no-hopers by the media in both countries. Instead, the tour launched the careers of such household names as Graeme and Peter Pollock, Eddie Barlow and Colin Bland. Goddard was a walking coaching manual, a left-hander of classically correct technique with bat and ball. His play was a model of economy of effort, and he was renowned for analysing opponents' strengths and weaknesses with uncanny accuracy and speed. A natural awayswinger to the right-hander, Goddard was also able to move the ball the other way. He remains one of South Africa's most solid opening batsmen. Goddard became an evangelist preacher after his retirement.
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