Matches (18)
IND v ENG (1)
PSL 2024 (2)
WCL 2 (1)
Ranji Trophy (4)
NZ v AUS (1)
Marsh Cup (1)
CWC Play-off (3)
WPL (1)
WI 4-Day (4)

Full Name

Neil Amwin Treharne Adcock

Born

March 08, 1931, Sea Point, Cape Town, Cape Province

Died

January 06, 2013, Howick, KwaZulu-Natal, (aged 81y 304d)

Batting Style

Right hand Bat

Bowling Style

Right arm Fast

Neil Adcock was the first South African quick bowler to take 100 Test wickets. Unlike Procter, the Pollocks and Donald, Neil Adcock did not have the benefit of world-class support, but he still managed 104 wickets at an average of only 21. He used his height to make the ball lift alarmingly off a length. In England in 1960, Adcock was a revelation, brushing off the controversy surrounding his new-ball partner Geoff Griffin - who was no-balled for throwing - to take 26 wickets in the Tests, even though South Africa lost the series 3-0. On the whole tour, he took 108 wickets at an average of 14, and was named as one of Wisden's Cricketers of the Year in 1961 as a result.
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Neil Adcock Career Stats

Batting & Fielding

FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAve100s50s6sCtSt
Tests263912146245.4000140
FC9911735451415.5000-240

Bowling

FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Tests2646639121951046/438/8721.102.0661.4550
FC99-1970869894058/39-17.252.1248.6-194
Neil Amwin Treharne Adcock

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Test

Debut/Last Matches of Neil Adcock

Recent Matches of Neil Adcock

MatchBatBowlDateGroundFormat
Natal vs Int Cav'rs5*0/10 & 1/2520-Mar-1963DurbanOTHER
South Africa vs New Zealand5 & 243/60 & 1/2516-Feb-1962GqeberhaTest # 524
South Africa vs New Zealand172/23 & 3/4002-Feb-1962JohannesburgTest # 523
South Africa vs England16/65 & 1/10618-Aug-1960The OvalTest # 496
South Africa vs England0*4/66 & 3/5921-Jul-1960ManchesterTest # 495

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