Full Name

Ronald Andrewes Halcombe

Born

March 19, 1906, Petersburg, South Australia

Died

August 01, 1993, Geelong, Victoria, (aged 87y 135d)

Batting Style

Right hand Bat

Bowling Style

Right arm Fast

Other

Commentator

Ron Halcombe was a genuinely fast bowler from South Australia who moved to Perth after one season at Adelaide and terrorised batsmen for more than a decade thereafter. There were major concerns over his action - in 1931-32 he was once no-balled for throwing on six consecutive deliveries - and complaints that he deliberately set out to intimidate. The potential problems were limited as Western Australia were not in the Sheffield Shield. He was never selected for Australia - in fairness, he was expensive - although there were calls for his inclusion in 1932-33 as a counter weapon to England's pace barrage. After the war be became a commentator for ABC.
Martin Williamson

Career Averages
Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAve100s50sCtSt
FC25331310014*5.000070
Bowling
FormatMatRunsWktsBBIAve5w10w
FC252053545/4038.0110
Debut/Last Matches - Player
FC Matches
Span
1926/27 - 1939/40