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Eric Freeman (cricketer)

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Full name  Eric Walter Freeman
National side  Australia
Nickname  Fritzy
Name  Eric Freeman
Batting style  Right-handed
Role  Cricket Player

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Born  13 July 1944 (age 71) (1944-07-13) Semaphore, South Australia, Australia
Test debut  19 January 1968 v India

Bowling style  Right-arm fast-medium

Eric "Fritzy" Freeman (born 13 July 1944, Semaphore, South Australia) is a former Australian cricketer who played in 11 Tests from 1968 to 1970. He was also a leading Australian rules footballer with Port Adelaide Football Club being fourth in the clubs all time goalkickers.

He played cricket for South Australia from 1964-65 to 1973-74. He toured with Australian teams to New Zealand in 1966-67, England in 1968, and India and South Africa in 1969-70. His only first-class century was 116 for the Australians against Northamptonshire in 1968, scored in 90 minutes with five sixes and 13 fours. His best bowling figures were 8 for 47 for South Australia against the New Zealand team in 1967-68 (11 for 97 in the match).

Eric Freeman was the first batsman in test history to get off the mark in his test career by scoring a six.Up to date,only 5 batsmen have achieved that feat in test cricket.

Following his retirement from playing, Freeman was a commentator and statistician on cricket and football for ABC Radio in Adelaide until his retirement in 2010.

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Eric Freeman (cricketer) Wikipedia


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