Terry Alderman

Terry Alderman

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Terence Michael Alderman (born 12 June 1956 in Subiaco, Western Australia, Australia) is a former Australian cricketer.

He began his first-class career in 1974 with Western Australia in the Sheffield Shield and came to international prominence when he was chosen for the Australian national team to tour England in 1981. In that series he took 42 Test wickets, the biggest haul in a series since Jim Laker's 46 in 1956 and the fourth-highest total of all time. He was named as a Wisden Cricketer of the Year in the Almanack's 1982 edition.

He was disabled from playing for over a year by a shoulder injury sustained on 13 November 1982 when he rashly tackled an English-supporting ground invader at the WACA Ground in Perth.

Alderman took part in an unofficial Australian tour of South Africa in 1985-86 and 1986–87, when that country was banned from Test cricket as a Commonwealth anti-apartheid sanction. As a result, he received a 3-year ban from international cricket which disqualified him from playing in the 1985 Ashes series in England.

Alderman returned to the Australian side and had great success in England in 1989, taking 41 wickets in the series, and also claimed 16 on his final Ashes appearance in 1990/91. He rarely enjoyed similar success in matches against other countries. He ended his career with 170 Test wickets.

He was a poor batsman, passing fifty just once in his career and averaging barely eight in first-class cricket. He had three seasons in...
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