Buy Tickets


Northamptonshire County Cricket Club was sad to learn of the death of former player Fred Goldstein.

He passed away in Cape Town on December 3 at the age of 73.

Born in Bulawayo, Fred attended Falcon College in Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe) before going to Oxford University as a Rhodes scholar.  He spent four years in the Dark Blues' side, captaining the team in both 1968 and 1969 and in the first of those seasons hitting 155 in the Varsity Match against Cambridge at Lord's.

After finishing university he played ten first-class matches for Northamptonshire in 1969 - making his mark with a typically hard-hitting 72 off Worcestershire's bowlers at New Road on his debut for the club.  His 18 innings produced 437 runs at 25.70 with a highest score of 90 against Glamorgan at Wantage Road.

He also appeared ten times - with little success - for the County in the new 40-over John Player League which began that season.

The rest of Goldstein's first-class cricket was played in South Africa with Transvaal and Western Province, his team-mates at 'WP' including Hylton Ackerman (his regular Northamptonshire opening partner in '69) and a promising youngster named Allan Lamb.

NCCC offers sincere condolences to Fred Goldstein's family and friends.

SHARE THIS STORY share on twitter share on facebook