Trevor Goddard      

Full name Trevor Leslie Goddard

Born August 1, 1931, Durban, Natal

Died November 25, 2016 (aged 85 years 116 days)

Major teams South Africa, Natal, North Eastern Transvaal

Batting style Left-hand bat

Bowling style Left-arm medium

Trevor Leslie Goddard
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 6s Ct St
Tests 41 78 5 2516 112 34.46 1 18 6 48 0
First-class 179 298 20 11289 222 40.60 26 54 173 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 41 75 11736 3226 123 6/53 8/92 26.22 1.64 95.4 2 5 0
First-class 179 40465 11563 534 6/3 21.65 1.71 75.7 24 1
Career statistics
Test debut England v South Africa at Nottingham, Jun 9-13, 1955 scorecard
Last Test South Africa v Australia at Johannesburg, Feb 19-24, 1970 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class span 1952/53 - 1969/70

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

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Trevor Goddard

Trevor Goddard

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Jan 27, 1965

Trevor Goddard is congratulated by England captain Mike Smith for reaching his maiden Test century, South Africa v England, 4th Test, Johannesburg, 5th day, January 27, 1965

Trevor Goddard is congratulated by England captain Mike Smith for reaching his maiden Test century

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Trevor Goddard

Trevor Goddard

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