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Headley Keith
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Headley Keith

South Africa
Headley Keith

INTL CAREER: 1953 - 1957

Full Name

Headley James Keith

Born

October 25, 1927, Dundee, Natal

Died

November 17, 1997, Pennington, Natal, (aged 70y 23d)

Batting Style

Left hand bat

Bowling Style

Slow left arm orthodox

TEAMS

Headley James Keith, who died on November 17, 1997, aged 70, was a left-hand batsman, strong off the back foot, who was an important component of the powerful Natal batting line-up of the 1950s. Keith failed to make a successful transition into Test cricket, though he toured both Australia and England, and in 1952-53 became the first South African to score two centuries in a match in Australia: against Victoria at the MCG. He made his debut in the Melbourne Test, scoring 40 not out to seal victory and square the series; he also made 57 in the Lord's Test of 1955 and 73 at Leeds two Tests later. Both times he was watchful rather than dominant. Keith played eight Tests in all, but did little in the others. He was a useful slow left-armer at Currie Cup level.
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack

Career Averages

Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAve100s50s6sCtSt
Test81613187321.2002090
FC741138320319330.50814610
Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Test82108630---3.50-000
FC7479152174795/2727.511.64100.1020
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