Chris Duckworth

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Chris Duckworth
Personal information
Born(1933-03-22)22 March 1933
Que Que, Rhodesia
Died16 May 2014(2014-05-16) (aged 81)
Johannesburg, South Africa
BattingRight-handed
International information
National side
Career statistics
Competition Tests First-class
Matches277
Runs scored282572
Batting average 7.0022.96
100s/50s0/03/10
Top score13158
Balls bowled--
Wickets --
Bowling average --
5 wickets in innings --
10 wickets in match--
Best bowling--
Catches/stumpings 3/-91/13
Source: Cricinfo

Christopher Anthony Russell Duckworth (22 March 1933 – 16 May 2014) was a Rhodesian cricketer who played in two Tests for South Africa in 1957. He was born in Que Que, Southern Rhodesia (now Kwekwe, Zimbabwe). [1] and was educated at Chaplin High School [2] and the University of Natal. He also played hockey for Rhodesia, rugby for Natal U19 and league tennis in Johannesburg.

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Both Tests against England in the 1956–57 series were won by South Africa, the fourth at the Wanderers, Johannesburg, and the fifth at St George's Park, Port Elizabeth. Captain Clive van Ryneveld presented him with a commemorative stump at the conclusion of each contest. [3] In first-class cricket, Duckworth played two seasons from 1952–53 for Natal while at University in Pietermaritzburg, scoring a century in his second match. In 1954–55 he returned to Rhodesia and in the mid-summer of 1963 was asked by the Rhodesian selectors to spearhead the National side, an honour he declined as he and his family were shortly due to emigrate to South Africa, where, in Johannesburg, at John Waite's invitation, he played for his Wanderers side in the 1965–66 season.

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References

  1. "Chris Duckworth". www.cricketarchive.com. Retrieved 2011-03-27.
  2. Jonty Winch, Cricket's Rich Heritage: a History of Rhodesian and Zimbabwean Cricket 1890-1982, Books of Zimbabwe, Bulawayo, 1983, p. 199.
  3. "Cricket SA pays tribute to Chris Duckworth". The Citizen. Retrieved 2014-05-21.
  4. Wisden 1956, pp. 220-68, Wisden 1961, pp. 264-308.