Hugh Page

Country: South Africa
Born: July 03, 1962, Salisbury (now Harare), Rhodesia
Batting Style: Left hand Bat
Bowling Style: Right arm Fast medium

Hugh Page Bio

Hugh Ashton Page was an immensely talented and highly promising cricketer from South Africa. Born on May 15, 1962, in an era dominated by the likes of Allan Donald and Shaun Pollock, Page rose through the ranks with his exceptional fast bowling skills. While his career ultimately did not reach the soaring heights that were initially expected of him, his early success and impact made him a memorable figure in the cricketing world.

Page burst onto the cricket scene in the 1984-85 season, where he showcased his brilliance as a fast bowler. With an impressive tally of 50 wickets, he left a lasting impression on both his teammates and opponents. This remarkable performance earned him the prestigious title of one of the South African Cricket Annual Cricketers of the Year in 1985, solidifying his place as a rising star in South African cricket.

The following season, Page continued to excel with the ball, claiming 46 wickets. His remarkable consistency and superb control over his deliveries made him an indispensable member of the South African cricket setup. However, as is the case with many athletes, his career hit a slight setback in the 1986-87 season, as he struggled to replicate his previous performances.

Despite this dip in form, Page’s potential was recognized by Essex, and he moved to England to play as one of the county’s overseas players in 1987. Unfortunately, the transition to English conditions proved to be challenging for him, primarily due to a no-balling problem that plagued his performances. Despite his efforts, Page struggled to adapt and failed to capitalize on the opportunity that had presented itself.

Following his time in England, Page had two more moderate seasons in South Africa before finding his stride in the limited-overs format. Although he struggled to secure a regular spot in first-class cricket, his performances in one-day matches showcased his versatility and effectiveness as a bowler. Page’s ability to adapt and contribute to both forms of the game highlighted his exceptional skill set.

Eventually, after his playing career, Page turned to coaching and became a national selector. This transition allowed him to contribute to the development and success of future generations of South African cricketers. His insights, gained through his own experiences and undeterred passion for the sport, proved invaluable in shaping the next wave of talent.

Although his career did not unfurl as spectacularly as some may have anticipated, Hugh Ashton Page’s impact on South African cricket cannot be overlooked. He will forever be remembered as a talented fast bowler who, despite facing numerous challenges, left an indelible mark on the sport. Page’s journey serves as a testament to the demands and unpredictability of professional cricket, highlighting the importance of resilience and perseverance in the face of adversity.

Hugh Page Career Stats

Hugh Page Batting Stats

Batting Matches Innings Nos Runs High Score Ave BF SR 100s 50s 4s 6s Ct St
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FC 92 124 28 2205 95 22.96 - - 0 9 - - 25 0
List A 121 72 14 1020 57 17.58 - - 0 1 - - 20 0
T20s - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

Hugh Page Bowling Stats

Bowling Matches Innings Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10w
Tests - - - - - - - - - - - - -
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ODIs - - - - - - - - - - - - -
FC 92 - 13990 6926 275 7/38 - 25.18 2.97 50.8 - 5 0
List A 121 - 5995 4096 161 5/45 5/45 25.44 4.09 37.2 7 1 0
T20s - - - - - - - - - - - - -

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