Matches (36)
BAN v NZ (1)
Abu Dhabi T10 (6)
WBBL 2023 (1)
Legends League (2)
SA v WI (A tour) (1)
Sheffield Shield (3)
Hazare Trophy (18)
IND v ENG (W-A) (1)
MT20WC QLF (2)
IND v AUS (1)

Full Name

Omar Henry


January 23, 1952, Stellenbosch, Cape Province


71y 310d

Batting Style

Left hand Bat

Bowling Style

Slow Left arm Orthodox

Omar Henry was unlucky in that the bulk of his career coincided with the dying years of apartheid and, so he did not get his chance on the international stage until he was 40 (he did represent South Africa against rebel touring sides in the 1980s). He was past his best when he played his three Tests and three ODIs, but gave glimpses of why he had taken 434 first-class wickets at 24.97 with his slow left-armers. The first non-white to play for South Africa, the wiry Henry also did much to break down the colour barrier in sport in the 1970s and 1980s. After retiring he went into commentary and coaching, eventually becoming South Africa's chairman of selectors.
Martin Williamson

Omar Henry Career Stats

Batting & Fielding

List A15313224228273*21.12--09--560


List A153-668041661053/93/939.673.7463.6000
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Photos of Omar Henry

Omar Henry, the RSA Convenor of Selectors
Omar Henry, Convenor of Selectors, Gerald Majola, Chief Executive UCBSA and new coach Eric Simons
Sandeep Patil handing over the bat of friendship to O Henry SA captain
FedEx Cup 1999, Second OD: Omar Henry bowling to Sandeep Patil
Omar Henry portrait
Omar Henry bowling his left-arm spin on Test debut