Full name Francis James Cameron
Born June 1, 1932, Dunedin, Otago
Current age 84 years 28 days
Major teams New Zealand, Otago
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm medium
|Test debut||South Africa v New Zealand at Durban, Dec 8-12, 1961 scorecard|
|Last Test||England v New Zealand at Lord's, Jun 17-22, 1965 scorecard|
|First-class span||1952/53 - 1966/67|
|Test debut||Sri Lanka v Australia at Colombo (SSC), Aug 17-22, 1992 scorecard|
|Last Test||Sri Lanka v Australia at Moratuwa, Sep 8-13, 1992 scorecard|
|ODI debut||England v South Africa at Sydney, Mar 22, 1992 scorecard|
|Last ODI||Australia v South Africa at Wellington, Feb 15, 1995 scorecard|
Frank Cameron was wily fast-medium bowler, able to swing the ball both ways, whose tenacity as a stock bowler was a key factor in New Zealand's success against South Africa in 1961-62. Usually a moderate No. 11 batsman, he was dismissed just twice in 14 innings on the England tour of 1965, and finished top of the tour averages with 45. He was later chairman of New Zealand's selectors, and was awarded an MBE for services to the game.
Adapted by Wisden from World Cricketers: A Biographical Dictionary (Oxford, 1996).
He understands the Indian mentality better and doesn't have to deal with star players on the wane