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Trevor Goddard
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Trevor Goddard

South Africa
Trevor Goddard

INTL CAREER: 1955 - 1970

Full Name

Trevor Leslie Goddard

Born

August 01, 1931, Durban, Natal

Died

November 25, 2016 (aged 85y 117d)

Batting Style

Left hand bat

Bowling Style

Left arm medium

TEAMS

One of the great but most seldom acknowledged allrounders, Trevor Goddard is remembered for leading South Africa to a drawn series in Australia in 1963-64 after he had become captain virtually by default and his team had been described as no-hopers by the media in both countries. Instead, the tour launched the careers of such household names as Graeme and Peter Pollock, Eddie Barlow and Colin Bland. Goddard was a walking coaching manual, a left-hander of classically correct technique with bat and ball. His play was a model of economy of effort, and he was renowned for analysing opponents' strengths and weaknesses with uncanny accuracy and speed. A natural awayswinger to the right-hander, Goddard was also able to move the ball the other way. He remains one of South Africa's most solid opening batsmen. Goddard became an evangelist preacher after his retirement.
Neil Manthorp

Career Averages

Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAve100s50s6sCtSt
Test41785251611234.461186480
FC179298201128922240.6026541730
Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveSR4w5w10w
Test41751173632261236/538/9226.2295.40250
FC17940465115635346/321.6575.70241
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Debut/Last Matches - Player

Photos


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Trevor Goddard is congratulated by England captain Mike Smith for reaching his maiden Test century
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Trevor Goddard bowls in a tour match