Frank Cameron

Country: New Zealand
Born: June 01, 1932, Dunedin, Otago
Batting Style: Right hand Bat
Bowling Style: Right arm Medium
Died: January 02, 2023, Christchurch, (aged 90y 215d)

Frank Cameron Bio

Francis James Cameron, commonly known as Frank Cameron, was a prominent New Zealand cricketer known for his skillful bowling and tenacious approach to the sport. Born on September 5, 1931, in Christchurch, New Zealand, Cameron’s contribution to New Zealand cricket earned him both praise and recognition.

Cameron developed into a wily fast-medium bowler, renowned for his ability to swing the ball remarkably in both directions. His unique skill set made him a vital asset to the New Zealand cricket team, particularly during their successful campaign against South Africa in 1961-62. Cameron’s unwavering determination and discipline as a stock bowler proved pivotal in New Zealand’s triumphs during that period.

Despite his primary role as a bowler, Cameron also showcased his resilience as a batsman. Although generally considered a lower-order batsman, he defied expectations during the England tour of 1965. Throughout the tour, Cameron showcased his skills with the bat, being dismissed only twice in 14 innings. His impressive performances led him to finish at the top of the tour averages with an excellent score of 45.

Cameron’s outstanding contributions to New Zealand cricket extended beyond his playing career. Following his retirement from the sport, he took on the role of chairman of New Zealand’s selectors. In this position, he utilized his vast knowledge and experience to guide the development of upcoming talent and ensure the team’s continued success.

In recognition of his invaluable services to the game, Cameron was awarded an MBE (Member of the Order of the British Empire). This prestigious honor underscored his dedication to cricket and the immense impact he had on the sport, both as a player and a mentor.

Throughout his career, Cameron exhibited exceptional skill, determination, and a passion for the game that resonated with cricket enthusiasts worldwide. His technical prowess as a bowler and his ability to adapt to various game situations exemplified his versatility as a sportsman. Furthermore, his contributions to the sport as a selector and his commitment to nurturing future talent solidified his status as a dedicated ambassador for cricket in New Zealand.

Francis James Cameron remains an iconic figure in New Zealand cricket history. His legacy serves as a testament to the undeniable impact of hard work, talent, and perseverance in achieving success at the highest level of the sport.

Frank Cameron Career Stats

Frank Cameron Batting Stats

Batting Matches Innings Nos Runs High Score Ave BF SR 100s 50s 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 19 30 20 116 27* 11.6 - - 0 0 - 0 2 0
T20Is - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
FC 119 176 92 993 43 11.82 - - 0 0 - - 26 0
List A - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
T20s - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

Frank Cameron Bowling Stats

Bowling Matches Innings Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10w
Tests 19 35 4570 1849 62 5/34 9/70 29.82 2.42 73.7 3 3 0
T20Is - - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs - - - - - - - - - - - - -
FC 119 - 26959 9658 447 7/27 - 21.6 2.14 60.3 - 21 0
List A - - - - - - - - - - - - -
T20s - - - - - - - - - - - - -

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