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Dick Westcott
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Dick Westcott

South Africa

INTL CAREER: 1954 - 1958

Full Name

Richard John Westcott

Born

September 19, 1927, Lisbon, Portugal

Died

January 16, 2013, Hermanus, Western Cape, (aged 85y 119d)

Batting Style

Right hand bat

Bowling Style

Right arm medium

TEAMS

Dick Westcott, who was the first Test cricketer born in Portugal and the only one until Moises Henriques debuted for Australia in 2013, was a more-than-useful allrounder who opened the innings with style rather than dourness, and was also a capable if little-used medium-pace change bowler. His achievements were all the more remarkable considering that he suffered a serious injury to his left arm in a car crash early in his career.

He made his Test debut in the third Test against the touring New Zealanders in 1953-54, scoring a career-best 62 in the second innings, but failed to shine in the remaining two matches.

He forced his way back into the side during the series against Australia in 195-58 with a good run of form which included two of his four career hundreds as well as an impressive half-century against the tourists for Western Province. However, he scored 18 runs in three innings against Australia and was dropped for good - all 18 runs came in the second innings of his comeback Test when he was the only South African other than Trevor Goddard to reach double figures.
Martin Williamson

Career Averages

Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAve100s50s6sCtSt
Test5901666218.4401000
FC51945322514036.23423260
Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Test5132220---5.50-000
FC51746314103/4431.402.5274.600
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