Full name Eric Walter Freeman
Born July 13, 1944, Semaphore, Adelaide, South Australia
Current age 72 years 193 days
Major teams Australia, South Australia
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm fast-medium
Other Coach, Commentator
|Test debut||Australia v India at Brisbane, Jan 19-24, 1968 scorecard|
|Last Test||South Africa v Australia at Johannesburg, Feb 19-24, 1970 scorecard|
|First-class span||1964/65 - 1973/74|
|List A span||1970/71 - 1973/74|
A battling allrounder, Eric Freeman's rise to the top was rapid, although once there he was never quite able to reproduce his domestic form. A right-arm fast-medium bowler, bludgeoning middle-order batsman, and excellent fielder, Freeman was an ever-present in the Australian squad in the latter years of the 1960s. His bowling was not quite penetrative enough - although he took four four-fors - and his batting technique not up to Test level, despite him twice scoring fifty. His international career came to an end on the ill-fated tour of South Africa in 1969-70 when his bowling was savaged, and after three more seasons he drifted out of the game. A banker by profession, he retained links with the game as a coach and broadcaster.
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