[caption id="attachment_556785" align="alignleft" width="300"]<img class="size-full wp-image-556785" alt="Sid O'Linn played 7 Tests for South Africa Getty Images" src="http://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/GettyImages-3435048.jpg" width="300" height="446" /> Sid O'Linn played 7 Tests for South Africa Getty Images[/caption] <p></p> <p></p><strong>Johannesburg:</strong> Former <a href="http://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/south-africa" target="_blank">South Africa</a> opener <a href="http://www.cricketcountry.com/players/sid-o-linn" target="_blank">Sid O'Linn</a> recently passed away at the age of 89 in Cape Town. Expressing sadness over the demise of O Linn, CSA Chief Executive, Haroon Lorgat said, On behalf of the CSA Family I extend our deepest condolences to his family, his friends and his cricketing colleagues. The former left-handed batsman and stand-in wicketkeeper represented South Africa in seven Tests against England and New Zealand between 1960 and 1962, <em>Sport24</em> reported. O Linn made his debut during the South African Test tour of England in 1960, after a season in which he scored 619 runs at 68.78 for Transvaal. <p></p> <p></p><strong>ALSO READ: <a href="http://www.cricketcountry.com/articles/pornography-stops-test-at-the-oval-277254" target="_blank">Pornography stops Test at The Oval</a></strong> <p></p> <p></p>On the tour, he scored his best of 98 in the third match at Trent Bridge. O Linn, who appeared in 92 first-class matches and scored 4525 runs at an average of 35.62, had also extended his skills beyond the cricketing field by playing top-flight football for Charlton Athletic, and even earning an international soccer cap for South Africa in 1947. An interesting incident took place when South Africa lost the series by 3-0 in 1960. Former South Africa captain and cricketer Jackie McGlew (left) and batsman Sid O'Linn come out of a store in London with new suits. It was some retail therapy to get out of the defeat zone. <p></p> <p></p>O'Linn's death news surfaced two days post his death. O'Linn had played only seven Tests in his career.