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Pollock returns to the Goldfields
Pollock returns to the Goldfields

Former South African Test cricketer Peter Pollock will make a special Goldfields visit next week.

The older brother of fellow 1960s and 70s Test star Graeme Pollock, the 71-year-old opening bowler appeared in 28 Tests from 1961 to 1970.

He captured nine wickets in his first international against New Zealand and before South Africa was banned from the Test arena in 1970, had already captured 116 wickets at just 24.18.

As the guest speaker on Thursday, September 6 at Hannan Street’s Oasis AOG Australian Christian Church, Pollock’s latest trip follows a similar visit in 2010.

On that occasion, Pollock explained how a 1970 plane crash, which occurred in an English field near the end of his career, had completely changed his outlook on life.

Pollock attributed surviving the crash, in which the plane was piloted by former England captain Ted Dexter, to “a higher power.”

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