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Lindsay Tuckett      

Full name Lindsay Tuckett

Born February 6, 1919, Durban, Natal

Died September 5, 2016, Bloemfontein (aged 97 years 212 days)

Major teams South Africa, Orange Free State

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm medium-fast

Relation Father - LR Tuckett, Uncle - JL Cox

Lindsay Tuckett
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 6s Ct St
Tests 9 14 3 131 40* 11.90 0 0 0 9 0
First-class 61 101 16 1496 101 17.60 1 4 38 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 9 17 2104 980 19 5/68 6/195 51.57 2.79 110.7 1 2 0
First-class 61 13258 5191 225 8/32 23.07 2.34 58.9 18 2
Career statistics
Test debut England v South Africa at Nottingham, Jun 7-11, 1947 scorecard
Last Test South Africa v England at Port Elizabeth, Mar 5-9, 1949 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class span 1934/35 - 1954/55

Lindsay Tuckett was a tall, wide-shouldered, well-built, fast-medium bowler with endless stamina and a deceptive nip off the wicket after a easy, loping run-in. He made his debut for Orange Free State less than two months after his 16th birthday, and was only 20 when the second world war broke out. By the time cricket resumed he was one of South Africa's leading bowlers. He toured England in 1947, where usually his bowling would have been aided by conditions. As it was, that summer was one of the hottest of the century, the wickets were batsmen friendly, and Tuckett suffered from a persistent groin injury and was seriously overbowled. Nevertheless, he took 69 wickets at 25.78 on the tour, but in the Tests he was expensive (15 at 44.26). In South Africa's next series - at home to England - he fared no better (4 wickets at 79.00 in four Tests) and that was that as far as international cricket was concerned. He continued to perform for his state, and in 1951-52 took 32 wickets at 17.59.
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Jun 10, 1947

Lindsay Tuckett bowling against England at Trent Bridge, England v South Africa, Trent Bridge, June 10, 1947

Lindsay Tuckett bowling against England at Trent Bridge

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May 2, 1947

Lindsay Tuckett

Lindsay Tuckett

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Apr 30, 1947

The South African squad playing the tour opener in Worcester. Back row, from left: Denis Lindsay, Athol Rowan, Jack Plimsoll, Lindsay Tuckett, Tufty Mann and Denis Begbie; Front row: Ken Viljoen, Dudley Nourse, Alan Melville (captain), Bruce Mitchell and Dennis Dyer, April 30, 1947

The South African squad playing the tour opener in Worcester

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