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Colin McDonald      

Full name Colin Campbell McDonald

Born November 17, 1928, Glen Iris, Melbourne, Victoria

Current age 87 years 227 days

Major teams Australia, Victoria

Batting style Right-hand bat

Relation Brother - IH McDonald

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 6s Ct St
Tests 47 83 4 3107 170 39.32 5 17 3 14 0
First-class 192 307 26 11375 229 40.48 24 57 55 2
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 47 1 8 3 0 - - - 2.25 - 0 0 0
First-class 192 301 192 3 1/10 64.00 3.82 100.3 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut Australia v West Indies at Sydney, Jan 25-29, 1952 scorecard
Last Test England v Australia at Leeds, Jul 6-8, 1961 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class span 1947/48 - 1962/63
Profile

In the days before helmets and body armour became de rigeur, Colin McDonald was Australia's unflinching bulwark against the likes of Trueman, Statham, Adcock, Heine and Hall. He was also an adroit player of slow bowling, as he demonstrated on the Ashes tour of 1956; as Laker routed the Australians for 259, 107, 84 and 205 during his famous spells for Surrey and England, McDonald eked out 89, 45, 32 and 89. When England visited Australia in 1958-59, he finished the series with hundreds in the last two Tests. But for an unlucky tour of the subcontinent a year later, his record would place him in the top flight of Australian opening batsmen.
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Oct 2010

Colin McDonald portrait, 2010

Colin McDonald

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Nov 14, 1959

Colin McDonald bats against Fazal Mahmood, Pakistan v Australia, 1st Test, Dacca, 2nd day, November 14, 1959

Colin McDonald bats against Fazal Mahmood

© Associated Press

Jul 27, 1956

Colin McDonald turns the ball past the leg-side fielders, England v Australia, 4th Test, Old Trafford, 2nd day, July 27, 1956

Colin McDonald turns the ball past the leg-side fielders

© PA Photos

Country Fixtures Country Results
1st Test: Sri Lanka v Australia at Pallekele
Jul 26-30, 2016 (10:00 local | 04:30 GMT | 00:30 EDT | 23:30 CDT -1d | 21:30 PDT -1d)
1st unofficial Test: Australia A v Sth Africa A at Brisbane
Jul 30-Aug 2, 2016
2nd Test: Sri Lanka v Australia at Galle
Aug 4-8, 2016 (10:00 local | 04:30 GMT | 00:30 EDT | 23:30 CDT -1d | 21:30 PDT -1d)
2nd unofficial Test: Australia A v Sth Africa A at Townsville
Aug 6-9, 2016
Sth Africa A v NPS at Townsville
Aug 13, 2016
3rd Test: Sri Lanka v Australia at Colombo (SSC)
Aug 13-17, 2016 (10:00 local | 04:30 GMT | 00:30 EDT | 23:30 CDT -1d | 21:30 PDT -1d)
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