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South African cricketer
Died when: 74 years 183 days (894 months)
Star Sign: Sagittarius
Eric Londesbrough Dalton (2 December 1906 – 3 June 1981) was a South African cricketer who played in 15 Tests from 1929 to 1938–39. He was born and died in Durban, Natal. In a match against Tasmania during the 1931–32 South African tour of Australia, Dalton had his jaw broken by a bouncer from Laurie Nash, who was on a hat-trick at the time. After his cricket career ended he concentrated on golf. He won the South African Amateur Championship in 1950 and represented South Africa in the first Commonwealth Tournament at St Andrew's in 1954.