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Headley Keith

South Africa
Headley Keith
INTL CAREER: 1953 - 1957
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Headley James Keith


October 25, 1927, Dundee, Natal


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

Batting Style

Left hand Bat

Bowling Style

Slow Left arm Orthodox

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.
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