Norman Norton

Norman Ogilvie "Pompey" Norton (11 May 1881 – 27 June 1968) was a South African cricketer. He was a lawyer by career and became a provincial administrator for the game.

Norman Norton
Personal information
Full name
Norman Ogilvie Norton
Born11 May 1881
Grahamstown, Cape Colony
Died27 June 1968(1968-06-27) (aged 87)
East London, South Africa
BowlingRight-arm medium
International information
National side
Career statistics
Competition Tests First-class
Matches 1 15
Runs scored 9 347
Batting average 4.50 15.08
100s/50s 0/0 0/2
Top score 7 57
Balls bowled 90 1798
Wickets 4 49
Bowling average 11.75 15.75
5 wickets in innings 0 1
10 wickets in match 0 1
Best bowling 4/47 6/34
Catches/stumpings 0/0 7/0

An all-rounder, Norton made his first-class debut with Western Province versus an Australian team in 1902. He returned in 1907 with Border and within two years attained a personal best score of 57 during a game in Cape Town against Western Province. In another game at Cape Town during the 1908/09 season, he took 6 for 34 against Eastern Province, taking 10 for 92 in the match and also making a second and last first-class fifty.

In the 1909/10 season, Norton played in the Fifth Test against the touring English team. He took 4 for 47, including the wickets of Jack Hobbs and Frank Woolley, and scored 2 and 7.[1]

Norton founded the East London law firm of Norton Gale and Kingon. He also served as mayor of East London.


  1. ^ "5th Test, Cape Town, Mar 11 - Mar 14 1910, England tour of South Africa". Cricinfo. Retrieved 16 February 2021.
  1. World Cricketers - A Biographical Dictionary by Christopher Martin-Jenkins published by Oxford University Press (1996),
  2. The Wisden Book of Test Cricket, Volume 1 (1877–1977) compiled and edited by Bill Frindall published by Headline Book Publishing (1995),

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