Ex- Australian Test opener Colin McDonald dies, aged 92


Former Australian and Victoria batsman Colin McDonald dies, aged 92.

He played Forty-Seven Tests in around Twenty Years and known as one of the finest opening batsmen for the country.

He was the 191st player for Australia to debut in the longest format of the Cricket and scored Three Thousand runs in his 47 Test matches under an average of just Forty. He has five centuries to his name.

Here is a tweet made my Australian Cricketers’ Association-

First Class Career

He scored more than 11000 runs from 192 games in his first-class career with Twenty-Four Tons and a highest score of 229.

During 1950, he was the 7th highest run scorer in the longest format of the game amongst all batsmen in International Cricket, and made to the top of the list in 1959 after he scored 671 runs from 8 Tests with an average of sixty and also scoring his career best highest test total of 170 runs at Adelaide Oval against England to triumph the match with Ten wickets left.

After the retirement of McDonald, he worked as a teacher, executive director of Tennis Australia and ABC commentator.

Cricket Australian Chairman Earl Eddings made a statement that Colin we always be remembered as a legend of Australian and Victorian Cricket, He added that he did not feared from the fast bowlers and was good against spinners in Australian and outside his home also in India, Africa and Pakistan.


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