ICC Hall of Fame

Graeme Pollock
Inducted: 2009 | Career: 1963 - 1970


SASouth Africa

He only played 23 Tests, but Graeme Pollock is considered one of the greatest left-handed batsmen to grace the game. He averaged 60.97 across those 23 Tests, and his highest score of 274 remained a South Africa record for 29 years.

Player Bio

One of the finest left-hand batsmen the game has ever produced, Graeme Pollock was born on February 27, 1944, in Durban, South Africa. In a career spanning just 23 Tests before South Africa was banned from international cricket for its Apartheid policy, he scored a total of 2,256 runs at an average of 60.97, including seven centuries. His high score of 274 against Australia remained a South African record for a number of years.

He scored his first first-class century at the age of 16 and then went on to register his first Test hundred at the age of 19 in Australia. In 262 first-class matches, he scored a total of 20,940 runs including 64 centuries and 99 half-centuries.

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27 Feb 1944
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Date of debut:
6 Dec 1963