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Neil Adcock
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Neil Adcock

South Africa
Neil Adcock

INTL CAREER: 1953 - 1962

Full Name

Neil Amwin Treharne Adcock

Born

March 08, 1931, Sea Point, Cape Town, Cape Province

Died

January 06, 2013, Howick, KwaZulu-Natal, (aged 81y 304d)

Batting Style

Right hand bat

Bowling Style

Right arm fast

TEAMS

Neil Adcock was the first South African quick bowler to take 100 Test wickets. Unlike Procter, the Pollocks and Donald, Neil Adcock did not have the benefit of world-class support, but he still managed 104 wickets at an average of only 21. He used his height to make the ball lift alarmingly off a length. In England in 1960, Adcock was a revelation, brushing off the controversy surrounding his new-ball partner Geoff Griffin - who was no-balled for throwing - to take 26 wickets in the Tests, even though South Africa lost the series 3-0. On the whole tour, he took 108 wickets at an average of 14, and was named as one of Wisden's Cricketers of the Year in 1961 as a result.
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Career Averages

Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAve100s50s6sCtSt
Test263912146245.4000140
FC9911735451415.5000240
Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveSR4w5w10w
Test2646639121951046/438/8721.1061.40550
FC991970869894058/3917.2548.60194
Neil Amwin Treharne Adcock
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Neil Adcock
Neil Adcock
Neil Adcock traps Raman Subba Row leg before