Matches (19)
ZIM v WI (1)
SA20 (2)
ILT20 (2)
BPL 2023 (2)
IND v AUS (1)
WT20WC Warm-up (5)
Ranji Trophy (2)
ENG-L in SL (1)
Shield (1)
Super Smash (1)
Super Smash (W) (1)

Full Name

Robert Graeme Pollock

Born

February 27, 1944, Durban, Natal

Age

78y 346d

Batting Style

Left hand Bat

Bowling Style

Legbreak

RELATIONS

AM Pollock

(father),

AG Pollock

(son),

GA Pollock

(son),

PM Pollock

(brother),

SM Pollock

(nephew),

R Howden

(uncle),

RM Nicholson

(cousin),

CR Nicholson

(cousin)

Perhaps the finest left-hand batsman the game has ever produced - Donald Bradman certainly thought so, classing only Garry Sobers as his equal among those he saw play. Another deprived of greater exposure by South Africa's isolation, Pollock showed in his 23 Tests what an awesome talent he possessed; his highest score of 274 was for many years the South African Test record. Pollock was an extremely powerful batsman, although his timing was perhaps his most obvious natural asset, and could also bowl effective legspin at times. He scored his maiden first-class century when he was just 16 and then posted his first Test hundred at 19 in Australia. Part of the cricketing Pollock family, brother of Peter and uncle to Shaun, he now sits on the South African selection committee.
Neil Manthorp

Career Averages
Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAve100s50s6sCtSt
Test23414225627460.9771111170
FC262437542094027454.676499null2480
List A118112194656222*50.061225null450
Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Test231341420442/502/5051.002.95103.5000
FC262null37432062433/46null47.953.3087.0null00
List A118null63590---5.61-000
Robert Graeme Pollock
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Test
Debut/Last Matches - Player
FC Matches
Span
1960/61 - 1986/87
List A Matches
Span
1969/70 - 1986/87
Photos
Graeme Pollock waves his ICC Hall of Fame cap
Graeme Pollock with his ICC Hall of Fame cap
Graeme and Shaun Pollock
Graeme Pollock bats during the rebel West Indies tour to South Africa
Graeme Pollock holds bundles of cash after signing for Kerry Packer's WSC
Graeme Pollock dropped by Ian Chappell off Ashley Mallett