Matches (16)
WI vs SA (2)
USA vs BAN (1)
County DIV1 (5)
County DIV2 (4)
ENG v PAK (1)
IPL (1)
ENG v PAK (W) (1)
CE Cup (1)

Full Name

Norman Clifford Louis O'Neill


February 19, 1937, Carlton, Sydney, New South Wales


March 03, 2008, Erina, New South Wales, Australia, (aged 71y 13d)

Batting Style

Right hand Bat

Playing Role

Top order Batter


Norm O'Neill failed to fulfil expectations of his batting only because the forecasts of his greatness were so widespread and demanding. Never "the new Bradman" he was tagged at the outset of his career, he was nonetheless a back-foot player of astonishing power, and a broad-shouldered Adonis who gave off a golden aura of good health. He shone in his first series, against England in 1958-59, demonstrated great adaptability in India and Pakistan a year later, and adorned the 1960-61 Tied Test with 181 in 401 minutes: an innings that, in Jack Fingleton's words, "sparkled like champagne". In 1961 EW Swanton was moved to write that O'Neill "reminded us that the art of batting was not dead, merely dormant". Always a nervous starter, he found form more elusive after that, but he was only 28 when Australia dispensed, rather peremptorily, with his services.
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Norm O'Neill Career Stats

Batting & Fielding

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Recent Matches of Norm O'Neill

NSW vs South Aust160 & 80--06-Jan-1967SydneyFC
NSW vs Victoria128 & 22*--23-Dec-1966MelbourneFC
NSW vs South Aust1 & 330/28 & 2/4516-Dec-1966AdelaideFC
NSW vs West Aust78 & 78--09-Dec-1966PerthFC
NSW vs Queensland39 & 50/1418-Nov-1966BrisbaneFC

Debut/Last Matches of Norm O'Neill

FC Matches

1955/56 - 1966/67

List A Matches

1964 - 1964

Photos of Norm O'Neill

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Norm O'Neill on the attack during the 1964 Ashes
Norm O'Neill sweeps on his way to 82
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