Ron Hamence

Ronald Arthur Hamence (25 November 1915 – 24 March 2010) was a cricketer who played for South Australia and Australia.[1] A short and compact right-handed batsman, Hamence excelled in getting forward to drive and had an array of attractive back foot strokes.[2] Already the youngest Australian to play district cricket, he was also, from the death of Bill Brown in 2008 until his own death in 2010, the oldest surviving Australian Test cricketer.[3][4]

Ron Hamence
Personal information
Full nameRonald Arthur Hamence
Born(1915-11-25)25 November 1915
Hindmarsh, South Australia, Australia
Died24 March 2010(2010-03-24) (aged 94)
Adelaide, Australia
BattingRight-hand
BowlingRight-arm medium
RoleSpecialist batsman
Domestic team information
YearsTeam
1936–50South Australia
Career statistics
Competition Tests FC
Matches 3 99
Runs scored 81 5285
Batting average 27.00 37.75
100s/50s 0/0 11/26
Top score 30* 173
Balls bowled 0 517
Wickets n/a 8
Bowling average n/a 29.87
5 wickets in innings n/a 0
10 wickets in match n/a 0
Best bowling n/a 2/13
Catches/stumpings 1/0 34/0
Source: CricketArchive, 26 February 2008

While Hamence only played three Test matches for his national team, he had a successful domestic career, being called South Australia's most successful batsman in 1950.[5] He played 99 first-class matches from 1935 until 1951,[6] which brought him a career total of 5,285 runs that came at an average of 37.75 runs per innings and included 11 centuries.[6] He scored two of these centuries in his first and last first-class matches.


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