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McDonald, CC

       
Name: McDonald, Colin Campbell
Date of Birth: 17 November 1928
Career: 1944/45 - 1962/63
Teams: Essendon
Matches: 132
Batting Style: LHB 
Bowling Style: Right Arm Medium

 

 

 

 

Playing in an age that saw increasing use of the bouncer, Colin McDonald faced the fastest bowlers of his time with great courage. McDonald played 192 first class matches between 1947/48 and 1962/63, scoring 11375 runs @ 40.48, including 24 centuries. In 47 Test matches, he scored 3107 runs @ 39.32, with 5 centuries. In his Test debut against the West Indies in 1951/52, he opened the Test innings with his State and Club (Melbourne Uni) opening batting partner, Dr George Thoms, in what must be a unique occurrence. McDonald played in two premierships with Melbourne – in 1948/49 and 1958/59 and, although he retired from cricket in 1962/63, he later played for Brighton in the Sub-District competition. McDonald later became a respected ABC cricket commentator and, in his time as executive director of Tennis Australia, he was a central figure in the establishment of Flinders Park as the new home of the Australian Open.
 

Batting
Innings N.O. Runs Batting Avg High Score 50s 100s
 122   10 3744 33.42 133* 20  8

Bowling
Runs Wickets Bowling Avg Best 5wi 10wm Ct/St
161 5  32.2 1/0  -  - 55/4