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Damian D'Oliveira
Personal information
Full name
Damian Basil D'Oliveira
Born (1960-10-19)19 October 1960
Signal Hill, Cape Town, South Africa
Died 29 June 2014(2014-06-29) (aged 53)
Worcester, Worcestershire, England
Batting Right-handed
Bowling Right-arm medium, right-arm off break
Domestic team information
Years Team
1982–1995 Worcestershire
Career statistics
Competition FC LA
Matches 234 265
Runs scored 9504 4822
Batting average 27.62 22.96
100s/50s 10/46 1/19
Top score 237 103
Balls bowled 4489 1044
Wickets 55 28
Bowling average 45.09 27.07
5 wickets in innings 0 0
10 wickets in match 0 0
Best bowling 4/68 3/12
Catches/stumpings 205/– 68/–
Source: ESPNcricinfo, 19 July 2015

Damian Basil D'Oliveira (19 October 1960 – 29 June 2014) was a South African-born English cricketer who played first-class cricket for Worcestershire, and was the Academy Director of Worcestershire County Cricket Club.

Playing for Worcestershire between 1982 and 1995, during his career he scored more than 9,000 first-class runs, with a best single-innings total of 237. He helped Worcestershire to the County Championship in 1988 and 1989, the Benson and Hedges Cup in 1991, and the NatWest Trophy in 1994.

His father, Basil, played first-class cricket for Worcestershire from 1964 to 1980, and England from 1966 to 1972. His uncle, Ivan, also played first-class cricket for Leicestershire in 1967. His son, Brett, currently plays for Worcestershire.

After a two-and-a-half-year battle, D'Oliveira died of cancer in the early hours of 29 June 2014. He was survived by his wife and three children.

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