Trevor Goddard last represented his nation in 1970. Photo Courtesy: Rand Daily Mail
Trevor Goddard last represented his nation in 1970. Photo Courtesy: Rand Daily Mail

Former South African all-rounder, Trevor Goddard, passed away at 85 November 25 after being in poor health for some time. Trevor, a veteran of 41 Tests for Proteas, represented his nation for more than 15 years. He amassed 2,516 runs and picked up 123 scalps. In 179 First-Class matches, he had 26 centuries to his name and piled up more than 11,000 runs. Goddard also ended up picking 534 wickets that included 24 five-wicket hauls in his illustrious career. READ: Denis Lindsay, Trevor Goddard propel South Africa to their first home Test win against Australia

According to Cricbuzz, “Trevor was a humble man who served the game with great distinction both on and off the field. On behalf of the CSA Family I extend our deepest condolences to his family, his friends and his cricketing colleagues”, Cricket South Africa‘s (CSA) Chief Executive, Haroon Lorgat claimed.

Trevor also got the chance to lead his nation during Proteas’ 1963-64 tour to Australia, which ended at 1-1. His highest score of 112, which is also his only Test ton, was scored against England in 1965 and his best figures of 6 for 53 was achieved in 1966-67 during South Africa’s first ever Test win against Australia on home soil.

Goddard played his final Test in 1970 against Australia as he was dropped from the squad after making himself unavailable for the England tour.