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Full name John Dixon Lindsay
Born September 8, 1908, Barkly East, Cape Province
Died August 31, 1990, Benoni, Transvaal (aged 81 years 357 days)
Major teams South Africa, North Eastern Transvaal, Transvaal
Batting style Right-hand bat
Fielding position Wicketkeeper
|Test debut||England v South Africa at Nottingham, Jun 7-11, 1947 scorecard|
|Last Test||England v South Africa at Manchester, Jul 5-9, 1947 scorecard|
|First-class span||1933/34 - 1948/49|
A quietly efficient wicketkeeper, Johnny Lindsay's career was a stop-start affair. He made his first-class debut in 1933 for Transvaal, but didn't play again for them until 1937-38, his only full pre-war domestic season. In 1946-47, aged 38, he played well enough to win selection as first-choice keeper for the 1947 tour to England. In the early part of the trip he kept superbly on damp tracks, but lost his place after the third Test following two heavy defeats. In all he made 27 dismissals in the summer. He played only three more first-class matches before his retirement in 1948-49. His last game was for North Eastern Transvaal against the touring MCC in the match in which Denis Compton made 300 in 181 minutes out of a total of 484 for 4 - Lindsay did not concede a bye.
Father of D.T. (North-Eastern Transvaal, Transvaal).
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