Versatile player who played test cricket for South Africa from 1963-1967.
He made his first class debut in 1956 for Rhodesia.
He left Rhodesia for Oxford University in 1959, after being awarded a Rhodes Scholarship.
His brother, Tony Pithey, also was a successful cricketer, and the two played together for South Africa.
He is one of many notable cricketers to have played for Northamptonshire, along with athletes such as Michael Hussey.