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Ronald Coventry

Ronald Coventry

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Gender male
Birth 29 May 1928 (Chegutu, Chegutu District)
Star sign GeminiGemini
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Ronald Wilfred Coventry (born 29 May 1928) is a former cricketer who played first-class cricket for Rhodesia from 1953 to 1958.
Coventry was an all-rounder, who batted at various positions in the order and often opened the bowling. He wore spectacles while playing. He made his first-class debut against the touring New Zealanders in 1953-54. In the second innings he made a quick 63, including 24 off one over from John Reid, playing shots that Reid thought resembled tennis, rather than cricket, shots. "I didn't know where to bowl," Reid admitted.
Coventry's best season was 1955-56, when he scored 213 runs for Rhodesia at an average of 30.42, including his highest score of 94 against Orange Free State, and took 16 wickets at 20.31. Rhodesia won the Currie Cup B Section title, winning all six of their matches.
According to Cricinfo, he is "presumed dead".

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