Ronnie Chisholm

1948 - 1971 (80 caps)


22nd May 1927 Aberdeen, Scotland


Scotland v Ireland, Hamilton Crescent, Glasgow, 24th July 1948






First selected to play for Scotland in 1948 against Ireland, Ronnie Chisholm was unlikely to miss out on selection for the Scotland team to play later that season against Australia at his then home ground, Mannofield, Donald Bradman’s last match in the British Isles. However, by 1950 he had become a regular in the Scotland team, and played no less than 24 seasons as a dogged opening bat. In those days Scotland played two & three day games against Test Playing sides and English Counties. Ronnie’s talents were ideally suited to this form of cricket, scoring 3175 runs in 80 matches at an average of just under 25.

He scored 17 fifties, but surprisingly only one century. His value to the team can be gauged by the fact that he was only dismissed five times without scoring in his Scotland career of 137 innings. His leg break & googly bowling was also frequently used to break partnerships. He finished with a total of 44 wickets for Scotland.

In club cricket he played with great success for Aberdeenshire, Stewart’s FP and then Melville FP with his career as a French teacher bringing him from Aberdeen to Edinburgh.

Neil Leitch is presented with Ronnie Chisholm’s Cap by CS President, Bruce Dixon at the Scotland v Zimbabwe ODI – picture by Donald MacLeod