Monday, April 13

Frederick Kuys( 1870-1953) Test Cap No:45

Full name Frederick Kuys
Born March 21, 1870, George, Cape Colony
Died September 12, 1953, Oudtshoorn, Cape Province (aged 83 years 175 days)
Major teams South Africa, Western Province
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm bowler

Profile
Frederick Kuys, who died at Oudtshoorn, Cape Province, on September 12, aged 84, played in one Test match for South Africa against England in 1898-99. During the last few seasons before the South African War he appeared an as allrounder for Western Province.

Only Test South Africa v England at Cape Town, Apr 1-4, 1899
First-class span 1896-1899

Vincent Maximillian Tancred (1875-1904) Test Cap No:44

Full name Vincent Maximillian Tancred
Born July 7, 1875, Port Elizabeth, Cape Province
Died June 3, 1904, Florida, Roodepoort, Transvaal (aged 28 years 332 days)
Major teams South Africa, Transvaal
Batting style Right-hand bat
Fielding position Wicketkeeper

Profile
Vincent Maximillian Tancred, a brother of Messrs. A. B. and L. J. Tancred, the well-known South African cricketers, shot himself at Johannesburg on June 3rd, being then but 29 years of age. He was a good allround cricketer, useful as batsman, bowler, and wicket-keeper, and was among the reserves for the team which visited England last summer. He played for South Africa and the Transvaal against Lord Hawke"s team in 1898-9, and for the Transvaal against the Australians in 1902.

William Rodger Thomson Solomon (1872-1964) Test Cap No:43

Full name William Rodger Thomson Solomon
Born April 23, 1872, Fort Beaufort, Cape Colony
Died July 12, 1964, Cradock, Cape Province (aged 92 years 80 days)
Major teams South Africa, Eastern Province, Transvaal
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm bowler

Profile
William Solomon made one Test appearance, against Lord Hawke's side in 1898-99, scoring 2 and 2. His selection came about as a result of two gutsy innings - 64 for a Johannesburg XV and then 52 for Transvaal. His first-class career spanned 13 years but totalled five matches - two in 1892-93, two in 1898-99, and a final outing for Eastern Province in 1905-06

Only Test South Africa v England at Johannesburg, Feb 14-16, 1899
First-class span 1892-1906

Robert Graham (1877-1946) Test Cap No:42

Full name Robert Graham
Born September 16, 1877, Grahamstown, Cape Province
Died April 21, 1946, Upperton, Eastbourne, Sussex, England (aged 68 years 217 days)
Major teams South Africa, Cape Colony, Western Province
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm medium

Profile
Robert Graham was a medium-pacer who was selected to play for South Africa against England on the strength of his 5 for 54 against the tourists for Cape Colony. His two performances (in what were his third and fourth first-class matches) were unimpressive. He was selected to tour England with South Africa in 1901, although he failed to seriously press for a place in their Test side. His finest hour came when he took 8 for 90 against Worcestershire in a tied match. A tail-ender of limited ability, his only first-class fifty came when he top-scored with 63* against Leicestershire while batting at No.11.

Howard Henry Francis (1868-1936) Test Cap No:41

Full name Howard Henry Francis
Born May 26, 1868, Westbury, Clifton, Bristol, England
Died January 7, 1936, Sea Point, Cape Town, Cape Province (aged 67 years 226 days)
Major teams South Africa, Gloucestershire, Western Province
Batting style Right-hand bat
Fielding position Wicketkeeper

Profile
Howard Henry Francis (26 May 1868 – 7 January 1936), was an South African cricketer.Francis was born in Clifton, Bristol, England. He played in 2 Test matches in 1899. He died at Sea Point, Cape Province, South Africa.Francis also played football for Clifton Association.Howard Francis was a right-hand batsman who appeared infrequently - and without any real success - for Gloucestershire between 1890 and 1894 before emigrating to South Africa where he represented Western Province in Currie Cup matches until 1902. He appeared in both Tests against England in 1898-99, as with the rest of his first-class career, he did little of note.

Test debut South Africa v England at Johannesburg, Feb 14-16, 1899
Last Test South Africa v England at Cape Town, Apr 1-4, 1899
First-class span 1890-1903