Full name Ian Ritchie Redpath
Born May 11, 1941, Geelong, Victoria
Current age 74 years 114 days
Major teams Australia, Victoria
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm medium
|Test debut||Australia v South Africa at Melbourne, Jan 1-6, 1964 scorecard|
|Last Test||Australia v West Indies at Melbourne, Jan 31-Feb 5, 1976 scorecard|
|ODI debut||Australia v England at Melbourne, Jan 5, 1971 scorecard|
|Last ODI||Australia v West Indies at Adelaide, Dec 20, 1975 scorecard|
|First-class span||1961/62 - 1975/76|
|List A span||1970/71 - 1975/76|
An old boy of Geelong College, like Lindsay Hassett, Jack Iverson and Paul Sheahan, Ian Redpath began his career as a sweet striker of the ball, but became an opener so obdurate that he did not strike a six until his 66th Test (whereupon he promptly cracked another one). A lanky, long-necked figure without a spare ounce of flesh, he was the last Australian to play as an amateur: in 1963-64 he declined his fee so as not to jeopardise his amateur football career. It didn't do him any harm: he made 97. Two other unusual accomplishments lend colour to his career: no Australian has taken more runs from a first-class over, and no Australian has both carried his bat through a completed Test innings and been no-balled for throwing. Redpath was later awarded an MBE and, upon retirement, resumed a career in antique-dealing and went on to coach Victoria.
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