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Omar Henry
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Omar Henry

South Africa
Omar Henry

INTL CAREER: 1992 - 1993

Full Name

Omar Henry

Born

January 23, 1952, Stellenbosch, Cape Province

Age

69y 108d

Batting Style

Left hand bat

Bowling Style

Slow left arm orthodox

TEAMS

Omar Henry was unlucky in that the bulk of his career coincided with the dying years of apartheid and, so he did not get his chance on the international stage until he was 40 (he did represent South Africa against rebel touring sides in the 1980s). He was past his best when he played his three Tests and three ODIs, but gave glimpses of why he had taken 434 first-class wickets at 24.97 with his slow left-armers. The first non-white to play for South Africa, the wiry Henry also did much to break down the colour barrier in sport in the 1970s and 1980s. After retiring he went into commentary and coaching, eventually becoming South Africa's chairman of selectors.
Martin Williamson

Career Averages

Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s4s6sCtSt
Test330533417.6617330.63005120
ODI331201110.002676.92002010
FC13120033456612527.345201290
List A15313224228273*21.1209560
Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Test3442718932/562/5663.002.65142.30000
ODI3314912521/311/3162.505.0374.50000
FC13127060111514437/2225.1761.00223
List A153668041661053/93/939.6763.60000
Omar Henry, the RSA Convenor of Selectors
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Debut/Last Matches - Player

Photos


Omar Henry, the RSA Convenor of Selectors
Omar Henry, Convenor of Selectors, Gerald Majola, Chief Executive UCBSA and new coach Eric Simons
Sandeep Patil handing over the bat of friendship to O Henry SA captain
FedEx Cup 1999, Second OD: Omar Henry bowling to Sandeep Patil
Omar Henry portrait
Omar Henry bowls on debut