Steve Strydom      

Full name Stefanus Strydom

Born March 26, 1938, Bloemfontein, Orange Free State

Died October 29, 2005, Cape Town, South Africa (aged 67 years 217 days)

Major teams Orange Free State

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm medium

Relation Brother - WT Strydom, Brother - PA Strydom, Brother - C Strydom, Son - JJ Strydom

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 Ct St
First-class 28 52 1 1227 234 24.05 1 5 23 0
Bowling averages
Mat Runs Wkts BBI Ave 5w 10
First-class 28 290 5 2/33 58.00 0 0
Career statistics
First-class span 1959/60 - 1968/69

Stefanus "Steve" Strydom played for the Orange Free State team between 1959-60 and 1968-69. He was one of three brothers to play for OFS during that period - the others were Petrus and William. In 28 matches Strydom scored 1227 runs (ave 24.05) with a highest of 234 against Transvaal B in 1965-66 and this was his only century in first-class cricket. He took five wickets at 58.00 with right-arm medium bowling. He played rugby for Orange Free State and became an internationally renowned referee. He blew in Test matches between Argentina and Australia in Beunos Aires in 1979 and Scotland and Ireland at Murrayfield in 1985, France and Wales in 1985, and France and New Zealand the next year.