Graeme Pollock

Robert Graeme Pollock was born on February 27, 1944 in Durban, Natal Province, Union of South Africa to Andrew Pollock. He is of Scottish descent. He was raised along with his older brother Peter. His father was a famous cricketer too as well as his bother Pete. Graeme attended Grey High School. During this time he tried himself in cricket and actually becomes a team member for Eastern Province. After graduation from school he began a brilliant career in sport.

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He started in the 1961, when he appeared on field against New Zealand. In the 1963 Graeme was chosen for the South African cricket team's tour of Australia. He started with pretty bad results and his team lost against Western Australia with 0 – 1. Later in the 1964 -1965 when England toured his native land Pollock made about 140 points during the final match at St George's Park.

During 1966 -1967 he was involved in the five games for South Africa on special Test series. His squad won the first game at Wanderers. Graeme and his team were due to play England at home in the season of 1968–69, but different problems of South African government was the main reason on the sport way on that time. Being the main player he was involved in every Test game since 1962 till 1970. He ended his international career in the 1970. His last match was against Australia. Later he continued playing first-class cricket for Eastern Province and Transvaal.

During the time of famous South Africa's international isolation in sport, Graeme was involved in sixteen unofficial Test games against breakaway teams from England, Sri Lanka, the West Indies and also Australia. Graeme retired from the first-class game in the 1987 season when he was 43 years old. He ended his big career with almost one hundred and half points against the rebel Australian team that toured South Africa in 1987.

During his long career way Graeme was established in cricket administration as the president of the South African Cricket Players Association. He also was a board member and team selector with the Transvaal Cricket Council. He played on the field with nickname “Little dog”. Pollock was a great player with good results, being just 19 years old he became the youngest player from South Africa who scored a double-century in first-class cricket games. His height is six feet and two inches. Being a tall man he use it to make a good results by getting the pitch of the ball. He played with a Left-hand bat of batting style and with a leg break of bowling style.

He is married man. Graeme met his loved one in the middle of 60s. The couple has two children. Graeme’s sons Andrew and Anthony Graeme Pollock are both famous South African cricketers. In fact, his brother’s son and his nephew Shaun was a player for South African Test team until he retired. Graeme lost his wife, she died because of cancer. His total net worth is not disclosed by any source.

Quick Facts
Birth Date: 27 Feb, 1944
Age: 76 yrs
Occupations: Cricketer
Citizenship: South Africa
Birth Place: Durban
Education: Grey High School
Gender: Male
Description: Cricket player of South Africa.
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Last Modified: Jun 27 2020
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