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Name:
McDonald, Colin C
Date of Birth:
17-11-1928
Career:
Test: 1952 - 1961
Teams:
Australia (Country)

1956 1st Test: Rain ruins exciting finish (Trent Bridge)

Howstat Statistics:
Test Career
Player profile:
McDonald, Colin C

Colin McDonald is regarded among the finest opening batsmen the country has produced.

McDonald made his Test debut alongside Richie Benaud and George Thoms against the West Indies at the Gabba in 1952, top-scoring in Australia's first innings and scoring a half-century in the second.

He would go on to play 47 Teste and compile 3,107 Test runs at an average of 39.32, including five centuries.

McDonald was the seventh highest run-scorer among all international Test batsmen during the 1950s, and led all-comers in 1959 with 671 runs from eight Tests at an average of 61.That year featured his highest Test total of 170, scored against England at the Adelaide Oval in a match Australia would go on to win by 10 wickets.


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