Full name Patrick Leonard Symcox
Born April 14, 1960, Kimberley, Cape Province
Current age 56 years 286 days
Major teams South Africa, Griqualand West, Natal
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm offbreak
|Test debut||Sri Lanka v South Africa at Moratuwa, Aug 25-30, 1993 scorecard|
|Last Test||South Africa v West Indies at Durban, Dec 26-29, 1998 scorecard|
|ODI debut||Sri Lanka v South Africa at Kandy, Aug 22, 1993 scorecard|
|Last ODI||New Zealand v South Africa at Auckland, Feb 20, 1999 scorecard|
|First-class span||1977/78 - 1999/00|
|List A span||1980/81 - 1999/00|
|Bat & Bowl||Team||Opposition||Ground||Match Date||Scorecard|
|18*, 0/15||SA Masters||v Eng Masters||Bridgetown||5 Dec 2009||Other T20|
|-||SA Masters||v Eng Masters||Bridgetown||4 Dec 2009||Other T20|
|0/21||SA Masters||v WI Masters||Bridgetown||2 Dec 2009||Other T20|
|0/21, 6*||SA Masters||v SL Masters||Bridgetown||28 Nov 2009||Other T20|
Pat Symcox talks a better game than most, and played one almost as good. An opening batsman who became South Africa's premier spinner, he resurrected his career by moving from Kimberley's rural dustbowl to the brighter lights of Durban. He relied more on guile, mischievous exaggeration and razor-sharp competitive spirit than real turn, bounce or indeed Test-level talent, and he went far. He will be remembered for being dropped from the side after scoring his only Test century from No. 10, against Pakistan at Johannesburg, and for surviving being bowled by Mushtaq Ahmed at Faisalabad because the ball failed to dislodge a bail as it rattled between his stumps. Symcox moved into the commentary box but quit that in 2006 after Supersport looked to curb some of his more controversial comments about the state of the game. He now runs a property company.
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