Full name Andrew Charles Hudson
Born March 17, 1965, Eshowe, Natal (Zululand)
Current age 52 years 37 days
Major teams South Africa, KwaZulu-Natal, Natal
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm medium
|Test debut||West Indies v South Africa at Bridgetown, Apr 18-23, 1992 scorecard|
|Last Test||South Africa v Pakistan at Port Elizabeth, Mar 6-10, 1998 scorecard|
|ODI debut||India v South Africa at Kolkata, Nov 10, 1991 scorecard|
|Last ODI||South Africa v Sri Lanka at Lahore, Nov 8, 1997 scorecard|
|First-class span||1984/85 - 2000/01|
|List A span||1985/86 - 2000/01|
Andrew Hudson will always be remembered for his monumental nine-hour 163 on debut, in South Africa's first Test back, against Ambrose, Patterson and friends in Barbados in 1991-92. He was the first South African to make a century on debut, a feat that was not emulated until Jacques Rudolph scored 222 not out against a rather friendlier Bangladeshi attack in April 2003. A devout Christian, a thoroughly decent bloke and a Prince Charles lookalike, Hudson was on the wrong end of an infamously maniacal send-off from Shane Warne at Johannesburg in 1993-94. His average, above 40 for a long while, slipped steadily and was as low as 33 when he played his last Test, against Pakistan in 1997-98. He tended to thrive when the going got tough, most notably with an outstanding 80 when South Africa were put in by India on a juicy Durban track in 1996-97. Nobody else passed 35, and Hudson's 80 was more than the whole Indian team got in their second innings.
By learning how to subtly change the pace of his deliveries
Also, what's the record for most matches without scoring a run?