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Colin McDonald
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Colin McDonald

Australia
Colin McDonald

INTL CAREER: 1952 - 1961

Full Name

Colin Campbell McDonald

Born

November 17, 1928, Glen Iris, Melbourne, Victoria

Died

January 11, 2021 (aged 92y 55d)

Batting Style

Right hand bat

relations

(brother)

TEAMS

In the days before helmets and body armour became de rigeur, Colin McDonald was Australia's unflinching bulwark against the likes of Trueman, Statham, Adcock, Heine and Hall. He was also an adroit player of slow bowling, as he demonstrated on the Ashes tour of 1956; as Laker routed the Australians for 259, 107, 84 and 205 during his famous spells for Surrey and England, McDonald eked out 89, 45, 32 and 89. When England visited Australia in 1958-59, he finished the series with hundreds in the last two Tests. But for an unlucky tour of the subcontinent a year later, his record would place him in the top flight of Australian opening batsmen.
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Career Averages

Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAve100s50s6sCtSt
Test47834310717039.325173140
FC192307261137522940.482457552
Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Test471830---3.00-000
FC19230119231/1064.00100.3000
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Photos


Colin McDonald
Colin McDonald bats against Fazal Mahmood
Colin McDonald turns the ball past the leg-side fielders