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Keith Slater      

Full name Keith Nichol Slater

Born March 12, 1936, Midland, Western Australia

Current age 80 years 80 days

Major teams Australia, Western Australia

Batting style Right-hand bat

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 1 1 1 1 1* - 4 25.00 0 0 0 0 0 0
First-class 74 117 13 2198 154 21.13 1 13 50 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 1 2 256 101 2 2/40 2/101 50.50 2.36 128.0 0 0 0
First-class 74 5922 140 4/33 42.30 0 0
Career statistics
Only Test Australia v England at Sydney, Jan 9-15, 1959 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class span 1955/56 - 1967/68
Profile

Keith Slater was a versatile allrounder who could bowl either offspin or medium-pace seam as the occasion demanded. His batting was good enough that he opened for Western Australia towards the end of his career. Serious doubts over his action probably limited his international chances, his one Test coming against England in 1964-65 where he took 2 for 101 and made 1. That was his last season, and it was an eventful one as he was also called for throwing while playing against NSW at Sydney. Slater was also an accomplished Aussie Rules player for Swan Districts and Subiaco.
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Keith Slater, a former Western Australia allrounder and Test player, receives an honorary life membership of the WACA from Dennis Lillee, 2013

Keith Slater, a former Western Australia allrounder and Test player, receives an honorary life membership of the WACA from Dennis Lillee

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