Tony Steele

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Tony Steele
Personal information
Full nameJohn Anthony Steele
Born (1942-11-13) 13 November 1942 (age 75)
Waverley, New South Wales, Australia
Batting Right-handed
Role Batsman, occasional wicketkeeper
Domestic team information
1968-69 to 1970-71 New South Wales
Career statistics
Competition FC List A
Runs scored116810
Batting average 36.5010.00
Top score15810
Balls bowled24
Wickets 0
Bowling average
5 wickets in innings 0
10 wickets in match0n/a
Best bowling
Catches/stumpings 27/21/0
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, New South Wales Suburb of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

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.

Sydney City in New South Wales, Australia

Sydney is the state capital of New South Wales and the most populous city in Australia and Oceania. Located on Australia's east coast, the metropolis surrounds Port Jackson and extends about 70 km (43.5 mi) on its periphery towards the Blue Mountains to the west, Hawkesbury to the north, the Royal National Park to the south and Macarthur to the south-west. Sydney is made up of 658 suburbs, 40 local government areas and 15 contiguous regions. Residents of the city are known as "Sydneysiders". As of June 2017, Sydney's estimated metropolitan population was 5,131,326, and is home to approximately 65% of the state's population.

New South Wales State of Australia

New South Wales is a state on the east coast of Australia. It borders Queensland to the north, Victoria to the south, and South Australia to the west. Its coast borders the Tasman Sea to the east. The Australian Capital Territory is an enclave within the state. New South Wales' state capital is Sydney, which is also Australia's most populous city. In March 2018, the population of New South Wales was over 7.9 million, making it Australia's most populous state. Just under two-thirds of the state's population, 5.1 million, live in the Greater Sydney area. Inhabitants of New South Wales are referred to as New South Welshmen.


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.

North Sydney Boys High School

North Sydney Boys High School is an academically selective, public high school for boys, located at Crows Nest in Sydney, Australia. North Sydney Boys High School is known for its high academic performance in the HSC. In 2018, North Sydney Boys High School ranked 2nd in the state.

The Tasmania Combined XI was a representative cricket team raised intermittently between 1937 and 1979. The team, comprising state cricketers and select players from the Australian national side, played against touring international sides. Matches were played in Hobart, Launceston and Devonport. In total, sixteen first-class matches were played.

He toured New Zealand with an Australian team in 1969-70, playing three matches for Australia against New Zealand and three for the Australians against domestic first-class teams. His games against New Zealand do not count as Test matches although New Zealand fielded their full-strength Test team. [1]

While the Australia national cricket team was touring South Africa in 1969–70, another Australian team captained by Sam Trimble toured New Zealand between late February and early April. They played three matches against New Zealand, but these were not granted Test status.

New Zealand Constitutional monarchy in Oceania

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Test cricket the longest form of the sport of cricket; so called due to its long, grueling nature

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  1. Jack Pollard, The Complete Illustrated History of Australian Cricket, Viking Press, 1995, p. 437.
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