Former Australian Check Opener, Colin McDonald Passes away: Cricket Australia Mourns for His Demise
Sydney: Australian cricket mourns the death of Test opener Colin McDonald, after the Victorian – often described as ‘courageous’ with the bat – died at the age of 92. Colin will forever be remembered as a legend of Victorian and Australian cricket,” said Earl Eddings, CA Chair.
Earl Eddings further stated that Australia Cricket has a great place for Colin’s few years of remarkable services at worldwide and state degree, in addition to his membership profession with Melbourne College, Melbourne Cricket Membership, and Brighton. “Our honest condolences and finest needs exit to Colin’s household,” he added.
“Colin will without end be remembered as a legend of Victorian and Australian cricket,” stated Earl Eddings, CA Chair in an announcement, adding, “He was fearless in opposition to the quick bowlers and skillful when enjoying the spinners each in Australia and throughout excursions of England, the Caribbean, South Africa, India, and Pakistan.”
McDonald, Australia’s 191st males’ Check cricketer, performed 47 Check matches throughout 20 years and is regarded among the many most interesting opening batsmen the nation has ever produced. McDonald made his Check debut alongside Richie Benaud and George Thoms in opposition to the West Indies on the Gabba in 1952, top-scoring in Australia’s first innings and scoring a half-century within the second.
McDonald was the seventh highest run-scorer amongstworldwide Check batsmen throughout the 1950s and led all-comers in 1959 with 671 runs from eight Checks at a mean of 61. That year featured his highest Check whole of 170, scored in opposition to England on the Adelaide Oval in a match Australia would go on to win by 10 wickets.
After retiring from cricket, McDonald served as a teacher, ABC commentator, and executive director of Tennis Australia, during which time the venue now known as Rod Laver Arena was constructed.