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Rodney Ontong

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Rodney Ontong


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Rodney Craig Ontong (born September 9, 1955 in Johannesburg) is a former first-class cricketer who played for Glamorgan County Cricket Club in England and various South African teams. Ontong, who was coloured, originally came to England from South Africa to pursue a football career and had trials with Chelsea in the early 1970s. He didn\t impress enough to join their books, instead turning to cricket, as he had been having success as a club cricketer in London. The South African earned a place on the MCC groundstaff and coach Len Muncer later recommended him to Glamorgan, Muncer\s former county. Ontong made his Glamorgan debut against the touring Australian team at Swansea in 1975. From 1977 he was a regular in the Glamorgan side and would return to South Africa at the conclusion of each English summer to play more first-class cricket. Early in his career he was a right-arm

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