|Full name||John Anthony Steele|
|Born||13 November 1942|
Waverley, New South Wales, Australia
|Role||Batsman, occasional wicketkeeper|
|Domestic team information|
|1968-69 to 1970-71||New South Wales|
Source: Cricinfo, 28 February 2016
John Anthony "Tony" Steele (born 13 November 1942 in Waverley, Sydney, New South Wales) is a former first-class cricketer who played 15 Sheffield Shield matches for New South Wales from 1968-69 to 1970-71.
Waverley is an eastern suburb of Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia. Waverley is located 7 kilometres east of the Sydney central business district, in the local government area of Waverley Council.
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Steele was educated at North Sydney Boys High School. A right-handed batsman, he appeared in 22 first-class matches between 1968 and 1971, scoring 1,168 runs at 36.50 with three hundreds against Queensland (158), South Australia (152) and Western Australia (123). He also took 27 catches and, as an occasional wicket-keeper, made two stumpings. He scored 10 in his only List A match. He also played for New South Wales Colts in the 1966/67 season and appeared for a Tasmania Combined XI in a first-class match in 1970/71.
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