Trevor Goddard

South Africa|Allrounder
Trevor Goddard
INTL CAREER: 1955 - 1970
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Full Name

Trevor Leslie Goddard


August 01, 1931, Durban, Natal


November 25, 2016 (aged 85y 116d)

Batting Style

Left hand Bat

Bowling Style

Left arm Medium

Playing Role


One of the great but most seldom acknowledged allrounders, Trevor Goddard is remembered for leading South Africa to a drawn series in Australia in 1963-64 after he had become captain virtually by default and his team had been described as no-hopers by the media in both countries. Instead, the tour launched the careers of such household names as Graeme and Peter Pollock, Eddie Barlow and Colin Bland. Goddard was a walking coaching manual, a left-hander of classically correct technique with bat and ball. His play was a model of economy of effort, and he was renowned for analysing opponents' strengths and weaknesses with uncanny accuracy and speed. A natural awayswinger to the right-hander, Goddard was also able to move the ball the other way. He remains one of South Africa's most solid opening batsmen. Goddard became an evangelist preacher after his retirement.
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Trevor Goddard Career Stats

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Debut/Last Matches of Trevor Goddard

Recent Matches of Trevor Goddard

South Africa vs Australia6 & 21/41 & 3/2719-Feb-1970JohannesburgTest # 672
South Africa vs Australia172/10 & 1/3005-Feb-1970DurbanTest # 671
South Africa vs Australia16 & 171/29 & 1/6622-Jan-1970Cape TownTest # 670
South Africa vs Australia74 & 593/13 & 3/6324-Feb-1967GqeberhaTest # 617
South Africa vs Australia473/36 & 3/2303-Feb-1967JohannesburgTest # 616

Photos of Trevor Goddard

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Trevor Goddard is congratulated by England captain Mike Smith for reaching his maiden Test century
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Trevor Goddard bowls in a tour match