Saturday, May 9

Stanley de la Courtte Snooke (1878-1959) Test Cap No:64

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Full name Stanley de la Courtte Snooke
Born November 11, 1878, St Mark's, Tembuland
Died April 6, 1959, Wynberg, Cape Town, Cape Province (aged 80 years 146 days)
Major teams South Africa, Transvaal, Western Province
Batting style Right-hand bat
Relation Brother - SJ Snooke

Profile
Sibley John "Tip" Snooke played Test cricket for South Africa as an all-rounder, captaining the side to victory 3-2 against England in a five-Test series in South Africa in 1909-10. He played in 26 Test matches, playing the first 23 between 1906 and 1912, and he was recalled aged 41 for three further Test matches against England in South Africa in 1922-23.

Gordon Charles White (1882-1918) Test Cap No:63

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Full name Gordon Charles White
Born February 5, 1882, Port St Johns, Cape Province
Died October 17, 1918, Gaza, Palestine (aged 36 years 254 days)
Major teams South Africa, Transvaal
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Legbreak

Profile
Gordon Charles White, the well-known South African cricketer, died of wounds in October. Born on February 5, 1882, he was in his thirty-seventh year. Gordon White did much to establish the fame of South African cricket, but in England he never quite came up to the reputation he enjoyed at home as a batsman. He came here in 1904 and 1907, and visited us for the third time with the team that took part in the Triangular Tournament in 1912. In the tour of 1904 he scored in all matches 937 runs with an average of 30, his highest innings being 115 against Notts at Trent Bridge. For the great team of 1907, though he scored 162 not out against Gloucestershire at Bristol, he was disappointing as a batsman, the soft wickets being quite unsuited to his fine off-side hitting, but he bowled leg breaks with marked success, taking 72 wickets at a cost of just under 13 runs each. In 1912 he did not do himself justice as a batsman, and as a bowler he failed. He took part in five of the half-dozen Test Matches, his best score being 59 not out in the drawn game against Australia at Nottingham. When getting runs, Gordon White always looked to be a first-rate batsman, his style of play being very free and attractive.

Test debut South Africa v England at Johannesburg, Jan 2-4, 1906
Last Test England v South Africa at The Oval, Aug 12-13, 1912
First-class span 1902-1912

Albert Edward Ernest Vogler (1876-1946) Test Cap No:62

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Full name Albert Edward Ernest Vogler
Born November 28, 1876, Swartwater, Queenstown, Cape Province
Died August 9, 1946, Fort Napier, Pietermaritzburg, Natal (aged 69 years 254 days)
Major teams South Africa, Eastern Province, Marylebone Cricket Club, Middlesex, Natal, Transvaal
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm fast-medium, Right-arm medium, Legbreak googly

Profile
Albert Edward Ernest Vogler, whom R. E. Foster and many other great batsmen regarded as the best bowler in the world in the year 1907, died on August 10, aged 69. Born at Swartwater, near Queenstown in Cape Colony, on November 28, 1876, he spent his boyhood at Durban, and made a name for himself at cricket with the Natal team at Johannesburg in November 1903. Going to live in Pretoria, he decided in 1905 to adopt cricket as a profession, and came to England with the intention of qualifying for Middlesex. He obtained an engagement on the M.C.C. ground staff, and in his second year at Lord's bowled on several occasions for the M.C.C. with brilliant success. The idea of Vogler qualifying for Middlesex aroused some feeling in 1906, the metropolitan county having already two Colonial players, Albert Trott and Frank Tarrant. Happily, any friction which might have arisen disappeared, Sir Abe Bailey finding a position for him.

Sibley John Snooke (1881-1966) Test Cap No:61

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Full name Sibley John Snooke
Born February 1, 1881, St Mark's, Tembuland
Died August 14, 1966, Humewood, Port Elizabeth, Cape Province (aged 85 years 194 days)
Major teams South Africa, Border, Marylebone Cricket Club, Transvaal, Western Province
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm fast-medium
Relation Brother - SD Snooke, Grandson - WJ McAdam, Grandson - SJ McAdam

Profile
Sibley John "Tip" Snooke played Test cricket for South Africa as an all-rounder, captaining the side to victory 3-2 against England in a five-Test series in South Africa in 1909-10. He played in 26 Test matches, playing the first 23 between 1906 and 1912, and he was recalled aged 41 for three further Test matches against England in South Africa in 1922-23,Snooke was born in St Mark's, Tembuland.

Percy William Sherwell (1880-1948) Test Cap No:60

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Full name Percy William Sherwell
Born August 17, 1880, Isipingo, Natal
Died April 17, 1948, Bulawayo, Rhodesia (aged 67 years 244 days)
Major teams South Africa, Marylebone Cricket Club, Transvaal
Batting style Right-hand bat
Fielding position Wicketkeeper

Profile
A good wicketkeeper, Percy Sherwell was born in Natal but brought up in England, playing minor counties cricket for Cornwall before returning to South Africa as a mining engineer. He made his Test debut against England in 1905-06 as captain - he led them in every Test he played - and featured in a dramatic last-wicket stand of 48 which enabled South Africa to snatch a one-wicket win. At Lord's in 1907 he opened the innings, making 115 after South Africa had followed on, and helped to save the game.