Tuesday, May 12

Sivert Vause Samuelson (1883-1958) Test Cap No:72

Full name Sivert Vause Samuelson
Born November 21, 1883, York, Natal
Died November 18, 1958, Durban, Natal (aged 74 years 362 days)
Major teams South Africa, Natal
Batting style Right-hand bat

Sivert Vause Samuelson (21 November 1883 in York, Natal – 18 November 1958 in Durban, Natal) was a South African cricketer who played in one Test in 1910.Samuelson was a tail-end right-handed batsman and a bowler of both off-breaks and medium pacers who took five MCC wickets in an innings in his third first-class game and found himself in the Test team for the final match in the 1909-10 series, played at Newlands, Cape Town. He failed to take a wicket as England scored 417, with Jack Hobbs making 187. He batted at No 11 in both innings.Samuelson played only one season of Currie Cup cricket for Natal, in 1910-11, taking 13 wickets in each of two matches and finishing with 41 wickets in the season at an average of less than 14 runs per wicket. But he then played only a couple more games the following season, and his only other first-class game was against MCC more than a decade later in 1922-23.

A slow right-arm bowler, Sivert Samuelson played one Test for South Africa, against England at Cape Town in 1910-11 where he went wicketless. The following season he was devastating for Natal in the Currie Cup with 13-wicket hauls against Griqualand West and Orange Free State, ending the summer with 41 wickets at 13.87.

Only Test South Africa v England at Cape Town, Mar 11-14, 1910
First-class span 1908-1923

Norman Ogilvie Norton (1881-1968) Test Cap No:71

Full name Norman Ogilvie Norton
Born May 11, 1881, Grahamstown, Cape Colony
Died June 27, 1968, East London, Cape Province (aged 87 years 47 days)
Major teams South Africa, Border, Western Province
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm medium

Norman Ogilvie Norton was a South African all-rounder cricketer. He was also a lawyer by career and became a provincial administrator for the game.Norton's first-class debut was with Western Province versus an Australian team in 1902 but had no score on that occasion. He returned in 1907 under the Border team and within two years attained a personal best score of 57 during a game in Cape Town against Western Province. In another game at Cape Town during the 1908/09 season, he achieved a 6 for 34 bowling score against Eastern Province, also recording ten wickets (10 for 92) and a second and last first-class 50 In the 1909/10 season, Norton played in the fifth Test match during a series with England's visiting Marylebone Cricket Club. On that occasion, Norton picked up four wickets for 47 with Jack Hobbs and Frank Woolley, scoring 2 and 7.

Only Test South Africa v England at Cape Town, Mar 11-14, 1910
First-class span 1902-1914