D'Oliveira, Basil Lewis [Dolly]
- Rob Steen
D'Oliveira, Basil Lewis [Dolly] (1931?–2011), cricketer, was probably born on 4 October 1931 in Signal Hill, Cape Town, South Africa, the son of Lewis D'Oliveira (1904–1979), tailor, and his wife, Maria. Uncertainty, however, still surrounds the year of his birth. For some time he claimed to have been born in 1934, but later confessed that, had someone suggested he was nearer forty than thirty-five when he first played for ...