ROBERT ULLYETT Zimbabwe cricketer

Robert Bassett Ullyett (April 5, 1936 – October 19, 2004) was a Rhodesian first-class cricketer who played for Rhodesia in the Currie Cup.
The all-rounder was one of six ‘South African Cricket Annual Cricketers of the Year’ in 1964 on the back of a strong Currie Cup season in which he scored 449 runs at 49.88. It was the first time that he had played as a specialist batsman and he was Rhodesia’s leading run-getter that season. Despite having success with the ball in previous years, he didn’t add to his 46 first-class wickets from that season until his retirement, only bowling the occasional over. He had twice taken seven wickets in an innings back in 1958, with a best of 7/42 against North Eastern Transvaal at Benoni.
Ullyett represented Rhodesia in field hockey at the 1964 Summer Olympics held in Tokyo and scored a goal in their 4-1 loss to Great Britain. His son Kevin Ullyett is a professional tennis player who won Grand Slam doubles titles at the US and Australian Opens.
In 2000 Ullyett served at the Match Referee in two List A matches at an ICC Emerging Nations Tournament which Zimbabwe hosted.

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