Full name Ronald Arthur Hamence
Born November 25, 1915, Hindmarsh, Adelaide, South Australia
Died March 24, 2010, Adelaide, South Australia (aged 94 years 119 days)
Major teams Australia, South Australia
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm medium
|Test debut||Australia v England at Sydney, Feb 28-Mar 5, 1947 scorecard|
|Last Test||Australia v India at Melbourne, Jan 1-5, 1948 scorecard|
|First-class span||1935/36 - 1950/51|
Ron Hamence was a compact attacking batsman whose one failing was against genuine pace. His early years were disrupted by the war, but he made his debut against England in the last Test of the 1946-47 series, impressing with a dogged 30 not out, and two Tests against India the following summer.. He toured England in 1948 but was an almost permanent 12th man and an extremely popular and good-humoured tourist. After Bill Brown died in March 2008, Hamence, at 92, became Australia's oldest living player and one of four surviving members of the 1948 Invincibles tour. He died in March 2010.
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