Trevor Goddard, South African cricketer, Died at 85


Trevor Leslie Goddard was born on August 1, 1931, and died on November 25, 2016.

He was a Test cricketer.

He was an all-rounder player, Goddard played 41 Test matches for South Africa from 1955 to 1970.

He captained the young South African team on its five-month tour of Australia and New Zealand in the 1963–64 season, leveling the series with Australia, and was also a captain in 1964–65 against England in South Africa.

He was left-handed, classically correct opening batsman,he was also a successful left-arm medium-pace bowler with 123 wickets at Test level.

A test bowler with 75 wickets or more, Trevor the most economical of all, conceding an average of only 1.64 runs per over.

Trevor Goddard enjoyed particular success at first-class level, with over 11,000 runs at 40.60 together with 534 wickets and a competitive 21.65.

Goddard played for Natal from 1952–53 to 1965–66, for North-Eastern Transvaal in 1966–67 and 1967–68, then returned to Natal for his last two seasons, 1968–69 and 1969–70.

Trevor Goddard passed away at 85 years old.