Tom Reddick      

Full name Tom Bokenham Reddick

Born February 17, 1912, Shanghai, China

Died June 1, 1982, Newlands, Cape Town, Cape Province, South Africa (aged 70 years 104 days)

Major teams Middlesex, Nottinghamshire, Sir J Cahn's XI, Western Province

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Legbreak

Other Coach

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 Ct St
First-class 62 99 11 2688 139 30.54 2 15 0
Bowling averages
Mat Runs Wkts BBI Ave 5w 10
First-class 62 468 6 1/4 78.00 0 0
Career statistics
First-class span 1931 - 1950/51

Tom Reddick had a varied and unusual career as player and coach, spread over half a century. After showing unusual promise as an allrounder while on the staff of G. A. Faulkner's cricket school in London, he appeared twice for Middlesex in 1931, while still in his teens; but although his Championship appearances extended over nearly two decades he had only two full seasons of county cricket. Both were for Nottinghamshire, whom he joined in 1946 as player-coach after was service with the RAF. One of the mainstays of a weak side he scored more runs (994) in 1946 than anyone except Keeton and Harris, playing one specially good fighting innings of 131 against Lancashire. In the following year he made 1,206 runs: captaining the side for the first time, against Kent, he scored 139, sharing in a fifth-wicket partnership of 244 with Winrow. After that he spent almost all his cricketing life in South Africa, appearing for Western Province in the Currie Cup and making a great reputation in the coaching field. After returning to England for two summers as chief coach to Lancashire, he settled permanently in the Cape, where his flair as a teacher of the game unearthed and developed the talents of countless young players who later made their mark, Basil D'Oliveria among them. A main reason for Reddick not having played more first-class cricket in England was his engagement by Sir Julien Cahn, for whom he played from 1930 to 1939, scoring over 1,500 runs in three successive seasons in a competitive environment. A man of charm, modesty and wit, Reddick for many years wrote a weekly column for the Cape Times. In 1979 he had published an autobiography, Never Cross a Bat.
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack

Country Fixtures Country Results
Derbyshire v Leics at Derby - May 25-28
Leics 619 Derbyshire 532/8 (141 ov)
Essex v Surrey at Chelmsford - May 26-29
Surrey 369 Essex 215/3 (80 ov)
Glamorgan v Durham at Swansea - May 26-29
Durham 342 Glamorgan 225/6 (59 ov)
Kent v Sussex at Tunbridge Wells - May 26-29
Kent 369 & 116/0 (35 ov) Sussex 164
Northants v Worcs at Northampton - May 26-29
Northants 238 & 53/2 (18 ov) Worcs 434
Notts v Gloucs at Nottingham - May 26-29
Notts 430/9d Gloucs 149 & 37/1 (10.3 ov) (f/o)
Somerset v Hampshire at Taunton - May 26-29
Hampshire 162 & 293 Somerset 197 & 39/0 (10 ov, target 259)
2nd ODI: England v South Africa at Southampton - May 27
England won by 2 runs
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