Dick Westcott      

Full name Richard John Westcott

Born September 19, 1927, Lisbon, Portugal

Died January 16, 2013, Hermanus, Western Cape (aged 85 years 119 days)

Major teams South Africa, Western Province

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 5 9 0 166 62 18.44 0 1 0 0 0
First-class 51 94 5 3225 140 36.23 4 23 26 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 5 1 32 22 0 - - - 4.12 - 0 0 0
First-class 51 746 314 10 3/44 31.40 2.52 74.6 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut South Africa v New Zealand at Cape Town, Jan 1-5, 1954 scorecard
Last Test South Africa v Australia at Durban, Jan 24-29, 1958 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class span 1949-1962
Profile

Dick Westcott, who was the first Test cricketer born in Portugal and the only one until Moises Henriques debuted for Australia in 2013, was a more-than-useful allrounder who opened the innings with style rather than dourness, and was also a capable if little-used medium-pace change bowler. His achievements were all the more remarkable considering that he suffered a serious injury to his left arm in a car crash early in his career.

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1st Test: South Africa v West Indies at Centurion - Dec 17-21
South Africa 552/5d West Indies 201 & 76/2 (f/o)
Dolphins v Warriors at Pietermaritzburg - Dec 18-21
Warriors 353 Dolphins 294/8
Cape Cobras v Lions at Cape Town - Dec 18-21
Lions 413 Cape Cobras 214/4
Pool B: Gauteng v KZN-Inland at Johannesburg - Dec 18-20
Gauteng 224 & 5/1 KZN-Inland 184
Cross Pool: Griq West v Boland at Kimberley - Dec 18-20
Griq West 296 & 127/4 Boland 401
Knights v Titans at Bloemfontein - Dec 18-21
Titans 366 & 115/3 Knights 185
Pool A: North West v Northerns at Potchefstroom - Dec 18-20
North West 243 & 201/4 Northerns 250
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