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Born July 28, 1888, Durban, Natal
Died September 10, 1972, Plumstead, Cape Town, Cape Province (aged 84 years 44 days)
Major teams South Africa, Marylebone Cricket Club, Transvaal
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm medium, Legbreak
Sid Pegler was much better known as a player in England than in his own country. This arose from his spending some 25 years as a District Commissioner in Nyasaland, as it then was, which put an end to his regular first-class cricket after the 1912 tour to England. Indeed, although he continued to play up to 1930 his last appearance in South Africa itself had been as long before as 1912-13, when he played in one game only. As against this he was in the 1924 team to England and played more domestic cricket in England when back on leave than he ever played in South Africa though, unhappily, not much in either country.