Full name Omar Henry
Born January 23, 1952, Stellenbosch, Cape Province
Current age 65 years 60 days
Major teams Scotland, South Africa, Boland, Orange Free State, Western Province, Western Province (SACB)
Batting style Left-hand bat
Bowling style Slow left-arm orthodox
|Test debut||South Africa v India at Durban, Nov 13-17, 1992 scorecard|
|Last Test||South Africa v India at Cape Town, Jan 2-6, 1993 scorecard|
|ODI debut||South Africa v Sri Lanka at Wellington, Mar 2, 1992 scorecard|
|Last ODI||West Indies v South Africa at Port of Spain, Apr 11, 1992 scorecard|
|First-class span||1973/74 - 1993/94|
|List A span||1978/79 - 1993/94|
Omar Henry was unlucky in that the bulk of his career coincided with the dying years of apartheid and, so he did not get his chance on the international stage until he was 40 (he did represent South Africa against rebel touring sides in the 1980s). He was past his best when he played his three Tests and three ODIs, but gave glimpses of why he had taken 434 first-class wickets at 24.97 with his slow left-armers. The first non-white to play for South Africa, the wiry Henry also did much to break down the colour barrier in sport in the 1970s and 1980s. After retiring he went into commentary and coaching, eventually becoming South Africa's chairman of selectors.
Also, which players have the most half-centuries without ever having made a hundred?
This Bangladesh are crazy if they think they can beat Sri Lanka in their own den. Right?