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Pat Symcox
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Pat Symcox

South Africa
Pat Symcox

INTL CAREER: 1993 - 1999

Full Name

Patrick Leonard Symcox

Born

April 14, 1960, Kimberley, Cape Province

Age

61y 239d

Batting Style

Right hand bat

Bowling Style

Right arm offbreak

relations

(father),

(son),

(uncle),

(uncle)

Other

Commentator

TEAMS

Pat Symcox talks a better game than most, and played one almost as good. An opening batsman who became South Africa's premier spinner, he resurrected his career by moving from Kimberley's rural dustbowl to the brighter lights of Durban. He relied more on guile, mischievous exaggeration and razor-sharp competitive spirit than real turn, bounce or indeed Test-level talent, and he went far. He will be remembered for being dropped from the side after scoring his only Test century from No. 10, against Pakistan at Johannesburg, and for surviving being bowled by Mushtaq Ahmed at Faisalabad because the ball failed to dislodge a bail as it rattled between his stumps. Symcox moved into the commentary box but quit that in 2006 after Supersport looked to curb some of his more controversial comments about the state of the game. He now runs a property company.
Neil Manthorp

Career Averages

Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s4s6sCtSt
Test2027174110828.50132156.0914801250
ODI8054136946116.9283083.61034822230
FC12218222420610826.28223680
List A15511434164682*20.5706500
Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Test203435611603374/695/15943.322.7096.2100
ODI808039912762724/284/2838.364.1555.4100
FC1222037388522647/9333.532.6077.150
List A155696045521385/405/4032.983.9250.4210
Patrick Leonard Symcox
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Debut/Last Matches - Player

Photos


Pat Symcox in the commentary box
Donald and Symcox collide
Symcox spoons a catch to Lambert
Pat Symcox checks where the ball went
Jacobs celebrates as Symcox is run out
Symcox dives for the crease but is run out