Neil Hawke      

Full name Neil James Napier Hawke

Born June 27, 1939, Cheltenham, Adelaide, South Australia

Died December 25, 2000, North Adelaide, South Australia (aged 61 years 181 days)

Major teams Australia, South Australia, Tasmania, Western Australia

Nickname Hawkeye

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm medium-fast

Neil James Napier Hawke
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 27 37 15 365 45* 16.59 0 0 0 9 0
First-class 145 198 57 3383 141* 23.99 1 11 85 0
List A 1 - - - - - - - - - - - 0 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 27 50 6974 2677 91 7/105 10/115 29.41 2.30 76.6 2 6 1
First-class 145 29193 12088 458 8/61 26.39 2.48 63.7 23 5
List A 1 36 32 0 - - - 5.33 - 0 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut Australia v England at Sydney, Feb 15-20, 1963 scorecard
Last Test England v Australia at Lord's, Jun 20-25, 1968 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class span 1959-1969
List A span 1964-1964
Profile

Neil Hawke played for three Australian states, for two Lancashire League clubs, and in every Test nation, and never lost his unquenchable enthusiasm for the game. Built for work, he had an ungainly asymmetrical action, but moved the ball late, bowled a well-disguised slower ball, was seldom collared and never demoralised: his best innings figures (7 for 105) and match figures (10 for 115) both arose during heavy Australian defeats. Hawke was a first-rate Australian Rules footballer, and injuries from that sport handicapped him in the second half of his career, while in later years he suffered acutely from illness. He finally lost his 20-year battle against various ailments on Christmas Day, 2000. But his lust for cricket, and for life, emerges in his autobiography Bowled Over, one of the frankest Australian cricketing memoirs.
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May 14, 1968

Neil Hawke

Neil Hawke

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Apr 26, 1968

The 1968 Australian team in London (from right to left): Bill Lawry, Brian Taber, Doug Walters, Les Joslin, John Gleeson, Ashley Mallett, David Renneberg, John Inverarity, Eric Freeman, Ian Chappell, Neil Hawke, Paul Sheahan, Alan Connolly, Bob Cowper, Graham McKenzie and Ian Redpath

The 1968 Australian team in London

© PA Photos

1964

Peter Burge and Neil Hawke return to the pavilion, England v Australia, 3rd Test, Leeds, 1964

Peter Burge and Neil Hawke return to the pavilion

© Playfair Cricket Monthly

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