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Colin Mcdonald passes away aged 92

 McDonald played played 47 Tests for Australia.

McDonald played played 47 Tests for Australia. © Getty

Former Australia Test opener, Colin McDonald passed away aged 92. McDonald played 47 Tests between 1952 and 1961.

He made his debut alongside Richie Benaud against West Indies in Sydney, and was one of the premier opening batsmen of his times. He scored five hundreds and 17 fifties over his Test career. He also played 192 First Class matches which included 24 centuries.

After his playing career, McDonald also served in administrative roles in tennis and as a cricket commentator.

Cricket Australia Chair, Earl Eddings said: "Colin will forever be remembered as a legend of Victorian and Australian cricket. He was fearless against the fast bowlers and skilful when playing the spinners both in Australia and across tours of England, the Caribbean, South Africa, India and Pakistan.

"Australian cricket is a better place for Colin's many years of outstanding service at international and state level, as well as his club career with Melbourne University, Melbourne Cricket Club and Brighton.

"Our sincere condolences and best wishes go out to Colin's family."



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