Lorrie Wilmot      

Full name Anthony Lorraine Wilmot

Born June 1, 1943, Somerset East, Cape Province

Died February 29, 2004, Grahamstown, Eastern Cape (aged 60 years 273 days)

Major teams Border, Eastern Province

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm medium

Relation Brother - NN Wilmot

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 Ct St
First-class 147 266 26 7687 222* 32.02 12 31 108 0
List A 34 34 3 745 101* 24.03 1 2 8 0
Bowling averages
Mat Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
First-class 147 812 18 2/4 45.11 0 0
List A 34 248 238 5 2/32 2/32 47.60 5.75 49.6 0 0 0
Career statistics
First-class span 1960-1989
List A span 1969-1989
Profile

Lorrie Wilmot, one of South Africa's renowned big hitters of the isolation era, apparently took his own life in a shooting incident on his farm outside Grahamstown on February 29 at the age of 60. Anthony Lorraine Wilmot was estranged from his wife and had been convicted on a rape charge of a 13-year-old the previous year. He appealed against the sentence and, although it was reduced, he was still due to spend a considerable time behind bars. He was also rumoured to be suffering from an incurable disease. Wilmot had a lengthy career for Eastern Province and Border that lasted for nearly 30 years. It included a spell captaining Eastern Province. He will be remembered most of all on the cricket field for his big hitting. When New Zealand toured in 1961-62 he was estimated to have hit a six off Jack Sparling, an off-spinner, that had a carry of 116 yards.
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