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Ron Saggers      

Full name Ronald Arthur Saggers

Born May 15, 1917, Sydenham, Sydney, New South Wales

Died March 17, 1987, Harbord, Sydney, New South Wales (aged 69 years 306 days)

Major teams Australia, New South Wales

Batting style Right-hand bat

Fielding position Wicketkeeper

Ronald Arthur Saggers
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 6s Ct St
Tests 6 5 2 30 14 10.00 0 0 0 16 8
First-class 77 93 14 1888 104* 23.89 1 8 146 75
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 6 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 77 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Career statistics
Test debut England v Australia at Leeds, Jul 22-27, 1948 scorecard
Last Test South Africa v Australia at Port Elizabeth, Mar 3-6, 1950 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class span 1939-1951
Profile

Although tall for a wicketkeeper, Ron Saggers was considered stylish by his contemporaries and was among the top flight of Australian 'keepers. Coming to England in 1948 as understudy to Talton, he played in the Headingley Test, taking three catches, and then in 1949-50, with Tallon unavailable, he was the senior wicketkeeper in Hassett's team to South Africa. He played in all five Tests, effecting 21 dismissals with 13 catches and eight stumpings. In 77 first-class matches - he represented New South Wales from 1939-40 to 1950-51 - he took 147 catches and made 74 stumpings, including ten dismissals (seven in one innings) for New South Wales against a Combined XI at Brisbane in 1940-41. A useful right-handed batsman, he scored 1,888 runs with an average of 23.89, his one century being his 104 not out against Essex in 1948 when the Australians put on 721 runs in one day.
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