Full Name

Eric Owen Simons

Born

March 09, 1962, Cape Town, Cape Province

Age

59y 272d

Batting Style

Right hand bat

Bowling Style

Right arm fast medium

Other

Coach

TEAMS

Eric Simons was a stalwart of Western Province, whose claims for international recognition were overlooked until he was surprisingly called up in 1994 at the age of 32. He was a genuine allrounder - he bowled fast-medium, although he slowed to a more controlled medium in later year, and was a powerful middle-order thumper. In the next two years he played 23 ODIs, where he bowled with success but he disappointed as a batsman. After retiring, he became Western Province's coach and in September 2002 he was appointed as national coach. His tenure lasted two years until he stepped down in October 2004 amid a poor run of form for the national side. Wisden Cricinfo staff (October 2004)

Career Averages

Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s4s6sCtSt
ODI231842172415.5029573.550010360
FC123193404264157*27.86225810
List A19315254220774*22.5207620
Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
ODI23231212810334/424/4224.544.0036.7100
FC1232036385113306/2625.792.5061.791
List A193935161002836/86/821.553.9133.01640
Eric Owen Simons
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Debut/Last Matches - Player

FC Matches
Span
1982/83 - 1998/99
List A Matches
Span
1983/84 - 1998/99

Photos


Delhi Daredevils' Ajit Agarkar and coach Eric Simons have a chat
Eric Simons, MS Dhoni and Duncan Fletcher share a light moment
Piyush Chawla lets it rip at the nets as Eric Simons watches on
Eric Simons, India's bowling coach, looks on during a nets session
Conflicting viewpoints - Suresh Raina in discussion with bowling coach Eric Simons
Eric Simons has a word with Ishant Sharma