Cec Dixon

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Cec Dixon
Cecil Dixon of South Africa.jpg
Cec Dixon in 1924
Personal information
Full nameCecil Donovan Dixon
BattingRight-handed
BowlingRight-arm medium
International information
National side
Career statistics
Competition Tests First-class
Matches 1 33
Runs scored 0 184
Batting average 0.00 5.93
100s/50s 0/0 0/0
Top score 0 27
Balls bowled 240 5,200
Wickets 3 106
Bowling average 39.33 24.11
5 wickets in innings 0 6
10 wickets in match 0 1
Best bowling 2/62 7/16
Catches/stumpings 1/0 21/0
Source: Cricinfo, 7 January 2019

Cecil Donovan Dixon (12 February 1891 in Potchefstroom, Transvaal – 9 September 1969 in Johannesburg) played first-class cricket between 1913 and 1924.

Cec Dixon was a medium-to-fast-medium pace bowler and tail-end batsman. From 39 innings he amassed just 184 runs with a top score of 27 and ended his career with an average below six, but he was a respected bowler who took five wickets in an innings on six occasions and ten wickets in a match once.

His best figures, 7 for 16, were gained at the expense of Griqualand West in a Currie Cup match played at Johannesburg in 1923/24. In that season Dixon took 33 wickets at an average of exactly 10 runs apiece, topped the national bowling averages and helped Transvaal to their eighth domestic title.

Dixon toured England with South Africa during the summer of 1924 but was rather disappointing, his only success of note was against Scotland at Glasgow where he took 4 for 14 and 6 for 39 to gain his only five-wicket haul of the tour and the only ten-wicket match of his career. He did not play in any of the Tests on that tour, he had played his sole Test ten years earlier at Johannesburg. Playing against an England side led by J.W.H.T. Douglas in the third match of the series, Dixon failed to score in either innings and took three wickets for 118 runs in the match, including the great Jack Hobbs twice.

He played just one further first-class match after the 1924 tour. Since his death in 1969 no obituary for him has appeared in Wisden Cricketer's Almanack.

References[edit]

  1. World Cricketers - A Biographical Dictionary by Christopher Martin-Jenkins, published by Oxford University Press (1996).
  2. The Wisden Book of Test Cricket, Volume 1 (1877-1977) compiled and edited by Bill Frindall, published by Headline Book Publishing (1995).
  3. www.cricketarchive.com/Archive/Players.

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