Norm O'Neill

Australia|Top order Batter
Norm O'Neill
INTL CAREER: 1958 - 1965
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Full Name

Norman Clifford Louis O'Neill

Born

February 19, 1937, Carlton, Sydney, New South Wales

Died

March 03, 2008, Erina, New South Wales, Australia, (aged 71y 13d)

Batting Style

Right hand Bat

Playing Role

Top order Batter

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Norm O'Neill failed to fulfil expectations of his batting only because the forecasts of his greatness were so widespread and demanding. Never "the new Bradman" he was tagged at the outset of his career, he was nonetheless a back-foot player of astonishing power, and a broad-shouldered Adonis who gave off a golden aura of good health. He shone in his first series, against England in 1958-59, demonstrated great adaptability in India and Pakistan a year later, and adorned the 1960-61 Tied Test with 181 in 401 minutes: an innings that, in Jack Fingleton's words, "sparkled like champagne". In 1961 EW Swanton was moved to write that O'Neill "reminded us that the art of batting was not dead, merely dormant". Always a nervous starter, he found form more elusive after that, but he was only 28 when Australia dispensed, rather peremptorily, with his services.
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Career Averages
Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAve100s50s4s6sCtSt
Test42698277918145.556154210
FC188306341385928450.9545641040
List A110000.00000020
Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Test42291392667174/415/10639.232.8781.8100
FC18871314060994/4041.013.4172.000
List A1000-----000
Norm O'Neill
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Span
1955/56 - 1966/67
List A Matches
Span
1964 - 1964
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Norm O'Neill
Norm O'Neill on the attack during the 1964 Ashes
Norm O'Neill sweeps on his way to 82
Norm O'Neill