Wednesday, December 2

Archibald William Palm (1901-1966) Test Cap No:120

Full name Archibald William Palm
Born June 8, 1901, Rondebosch, Cape Town, Cape Province
Died August 17, 1966, Somerset West, Cape Province (aged 65 years 70 days)
Major teams South Africa (Test: 1927/28); Western Province (Main FC: 1921/22-1933/34); JMM Commaille's XI (Other FC: 1923/24); South African XI (Other FC: 1927/28); South Africa (Other FC: 1927/28)
Batting style Right-hand bat

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Archibald William Palm was a South African cricketer who played in one Test in 1927-28.Palm was a right-handed middle-order batsman who played first-class cricket intermittently for Western Province from 1921-22 to 1933-34. He did not play in 1922-23, but in the next season he hit an unbeaten 106 in the match against Griqualand West, putting on 244 unbroken for the sixth wicket with Mick Commaille after five second innings wickets had fallen for 27. The stand remains the highest sixth wicket partnership for Western Province.But he had scored no further centuries when he was picked for representative teams against the English touring side in 1927-28.

George Finlay-Bissett (1905-1865) Test Cap No:119

Full name George Finlay-Bissett
Born November 5, 1905, Kimberley, Cape Province
Died November 14, 1965, Botha's Hill, Natal (aged 60 years 9 days)
Major teams South Africa (Test: 1927/28); Griqualand West (Main FC: 1922/23-1923/24); Western Province (Main FC: 1927/28); Transvaal (Main FC: 1929/30); JMM Commaille's XI (Other FC: 1923/24); South Africans (Other FC: 1924); South Africa (Other FC: 1927/28);
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm fast

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George Finlay Bissett (5 November 1905 – 14 November 1965) was a South African cricketer who played in four Test matches in the 1927-28 season.He was born at Kimberley, Cape Province and died at Botha's Hill, Natal.Bissett was a right-handed lower-order batsman and a right-arm fast bowler. He had a spasmodic first-class cricket career extending over eight years and taking in three domestic South African teams plus a tour to England, but amounting to only 21 matches in all.

Cyril Leverton Vincent (1902-1968) Test Cap No:118

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Full name Cyril Leverton Vincent
Born February 16, 1902, Johannesburg, Transvaal
Died August 24, 1968, Bulwer, Durban, Natal (aged 66 years 190 days)
Major teams South Africa, Transvaal
Batting style Left-hand bat
Bowling style Slow left-arm orthodox
Other Administrator

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Cyril Vincent, who died on August 24, 1968, aged 66, was a left-arm spinner and capable lower-order batsman who played 25 Tests for South Africa between 1927-28 and 1935- However, he only ever played in two Currie Cup matches, apparently because he could not get time off work. He was renowned for bowling long spells tirelessly. At Durban in 1930-31 he took 6 for 51 against England to secure the rubber for South Africa and he had match figures of 8 for 149 in the Headingley Test of 1935. He was later chairman of the South African selectors.

Test debut South Africa v England at Johannesburg, Dec 24-27, 1927
Last Test England v South Africa at The Oval, Aug 17-20, 1935
First-class span 1920-1943

Henry Louis Ernest Promnitz (1904-1983) Test Cap No:117

Full name Henry Louis Ernest Promnitz
Born February 23, 1904, near King William's Town, Cape Province
Died September 7, 1983, East London, Cape Province (aged 79 years 196 days)
Major teams South Africa, Border, Griqualand West, Orange Free State
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm slow

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Henry Promnitz played twice for South Africa, against England in 1927-28. Like bowlers of more modern times, such as Iverson of Australia and the West Indian, Ramadhin, his spin was difficult to fathom, the off and legbreaks being frequently misread. Also like Iverson and Ramadhin, he was a poor fielder, which may have accounted for his playing in only two Test matches. In the first of them, at Johannesburg, he finished England's first innings with five for 58 in 37 overs after the score at one time had been 230 for one. In his second Test, at Cape Town, he took three for 56 in 30 overs in England's second innings. His eight Test wickets included Hammond, Sutcliffe, Ernest Tyldesley, Wyatt and Stevens. Between 1924-25 and 1936-37 he played at different times for Border, Griqualand West and Orange Free State, taking 150 first-class wickets at 23.80.

Test debut South Africa v England at Johannesburg, Dec 24-27, 1927
Last Test South Africa v England at Cape Town, Dec 31, 1927 - Jan 4, 1928
First-class span 1924-1937

Denijs Paul Beck Morkel (1906-1980) Test Cap No:116

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Full name Denijs Paul Beck Morkel
Born January 25, 1906, Plumstead, Cape Town, Cape Province
Died October 6, 1980, Nottingham, England (aged 74 years 255 days)
Major teams South Africa, Western Province
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm fast-medium

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Morkel, Denys Paul Beck, died suddenly in hospital at Nottingham on October 6, 1980, aged 74. He first appeared for South Africa against Capt. R. T. Stanyforth's MCC side in 1927-28, when he played in all five Tests, but, though he made some useful scores, he met with no particular success and his bowling was hardly used. It was on the tour of England in 1929 that he showed his real possibilities. In first-class matches he scored 1,443 runs with an average of 34.35 and took 69 wickets at 26.01. In the Tests he came second both in batting and bowling: at Lord's he made 88 and 17 not out and took seven wickets, at Old Trafford he scored 63 out of a total of 130 and at The Oval 81. Tall and well built he bowled fast medium away-swingers with an easy action and plenty of pace off the pitch, and was probably the best bowler in the team. A fine driver on the both sides of the wicket, he was inclined to be impetuous but had, as he showed at Lord's, a solid defence when required.

Jacobus Petrus Duminy (1897-1980) Test Cap No:115

Full name Jacobus Petrus Duminy
Born December 16, 1897, Bellville, Cape Province
Died January 31, 1980, Groote Schuur, Cape Town, Cape Province (aged 82 years 46 days)
Major teams South Africa, Oxford University, Transvaal, Western Province
Batting style Left-hand bat
Bowling style Slow left-arm orthodox

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The batting talent of Jacobus Petrus Duminy was never truly reflected in his three Test appearances for South Africa. In two Tests against England in 1927-28 - opening the batting in three innings - he failed to reach double figures, and when called up as an emergency replacement while visiting Europe in 1929, he made only 2 and 12 in the Leeds Test, which was rendered memorable by the last-wicket stand of 103 in little more than an hour by 'Tuppy' Owen-Smith and 'Sandy' Bell. Duminy's diving, one-handed gully catch to dismiss Leyland, too, was not easily to be forgotten. A left-hander Duminy, who died in Cape Town on January 31, aged 82, made a strong impact on the game, scoring 95 not out in his first innings for Transvaal, against Stanyforth's 1927-28 MCC team at Pretoria, a week before his 30th birthday. A double of 55 and 74 not out in the return match earned him his Test place. Against Border in 1928-29 he made a big not-out century and took 6 for 40 with right-arm slows; but unspectacular performances in the other trial matches led to his omission from the tour of England - until he was tracked down in Switzerland! A Rhodes scholar at Oxford in 1920, Professor Duminy - as he became - had a distinguished academic career, assuming the vice-chancellorship of the University of Cape Town, and pursuing a courageous course in opposition to apartheid, among other things running cricket weeks for youngsters of all races.

Test debut South Africa v England at Johannesburg, Dec 24-27, 1927
Last Test England v South Africa at Leeds, Jul 13-16, 1929
First-class span 1919-1929

Stanley Keppel Coen (1902-1967) Test Cap No:114

Full name Stanley Keppel Coen
Born October 14, 1902, Heilbron, Orange Free State
Died January 28, 1967, Westridge, Durban, Natal (aged 64 years 106 days)
Major teams South Africa, Border, Orange Free State, Transvaal, Western Province
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm bowler

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Stanley Keppel "Shunter" Coen (14 October 1902 – 28 January 1967) was a South African cricketer who played in two Tests in 1927–28.He was born in Heilbron, Orange Free State, and died in Durban, Natal.
Coen was a right-handed middle-order or opening batsman and a right-arm occasional bowler, Coen had a long career in South African domestic cricket from 1921–22 to 1938–39, but made a particular impact in only two seasons. Across the 1920s, Coen's first-class cricket was for Orange Free State, usually one of the weaker South African domestic sides; he did little for them in his first three seasons, but in 1924–25, he made 60 in the match against an even weaker Griqualand West team.He then followed this, in his only other first-class match of the season, with 103 against a team of English Test and county players on an unofficial tour organised by the South African entrepreneur S. B. Joel.

Horace Brakenridge Cameron (1905-1935) Test Cap No:113

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Full name Horace Brakenridge Cameron
Born July 5, 1905, Port Elizabeth, Cape Province
Died November 2, 1935, Joubert Park, Johannesburg (aged 30 years 120 days)
Major teams South Africa, Eastern Province, Transvaal, Western Province
Batting style Right-hand bat
Fielding position Wicketkeeper

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Horace Brakenridge Cameron, one of the finest wicket-keepers South Africa has produced and a courageous, hard-hitting batsman, died on November 2, 1935, shortly after his return home with the victorious team that toured England. Born at Port Elizabeth on July 5, 1905, he was in his 31st year when enteric fever proved fatal after only a few days' illness. Educated at Hilton College, Natal, and Jeppe High School, Johannesburg, Cameron began to take a keen interest in cricket when no more than ten years old. He received plenty of encouragement at school to develop skill in keeping wicket, and after getting a place in the Transvaal eleven he soon came right to the front both as batsman and wicket-keeper. Following his debut against the Hon. L. H. Tennyson's team in 1924-25, he was quick to establish himself as a potential Test player. He made his first hundred in important cricket--132 against Eastern Province--in 1927, and selected the same season to play for South Africa he took part, with success, in all five games against England. Coming to this country in 1929 when he began the tour with a century against Worcestershire, Cameron fully lived up to his reputation as a wicket-keeper--one of his best performances was in the game with Somerset when he caught six batsmen and stumped one. In all matches during that visit he scored 1,077 runs for an average of 32.63.

Manfred John Susskind(1891-1957) Test Cap No:112

Full name Manfred John Susskind
Born June 8, 1891, Johannesburg, Transvaal
Died July 9, 1957, Johannesburg, Transvaal (aged 66 years 31 days)
Major teams South Africa, Cambridge University, Middlesex, Transvaal
Batting style Right-hand bat
Fielding position Wicketkeeper

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Fred Susskind., collapsed and died on July 9, aged 66, at the Johannesburg Stock Exchange, of which he was a member for thirty years. Educated at University College School and Cambridge University, he played in a few games for Middlesex before returning home and assisting Transvaal, for whom he obtained 2,595 runs, average 49.90, in Currie Cup matches, hitting six centuries. He and H. B. Cameron set up a Transvaal record when adding 207 for the sixth wicket against Eastern Province in 1926-27. In 1924 Fred Susskind, as he was always known, was one of H. W. Taylor's South African team in England, playing in all five Test matches. He was second in the Test batting averages with 268 runs, average 33.50, and in all games scored 1,469 runs, including two centuries, average 32.64. A tall batsman, he was often cramped in style and his proneness to pad-play caused a good deal of criticism during the tour.

Test debut Engla nd v South Africa at Birmingham, Jun 14-17, 1924
Last Test England v South Africa at The Oval, Aug 16-19, 1924
First-class span 1909-1937

George Macdonald Parker (1899-1969) Test Cap No:111

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Full name George Macdonald Parker
Born May 27, 1899, Cape Town, Cape Province
Died May 1, 1969, Thredbo, New South Wales, Australia (aged 69 years 339 days)
Major teams South Africa
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm fast

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George Parker, who died in Thredbo, New South Wales on May 1, 1969, aged 69, was plucked from the Bradford League to play two Test matches for the outclassed 1924 South Africans in England- Born in Cape Town, he had been in England four years but had never played a first-:lass match before he was given a trial against Oxford. He took four wickets and had four catches dropped, though there was barely four hours play. The South Africans, desperately short of bowling, put him in the team for the first Test at Edgbaston. He took 6 for 152, including five on the opening day. "He bowled himself to a standstill," said Wisden, "and became so exhausted that he had to leave the field." In the Lord's Test, when England scored 531 for 2, he took the only two wickets to fall - Hobbs and Sutcliffe - for 121. But he never played first-class cricket again and eventually settled in Australia.

Test debut England v South Africa at Birmingham, Jun 14-17, 1924
Last Test England v South Africa at Lord's, Jun 28-Jul 1, 1924
First-class span 1924-1924

Hubert Gouvaine Deane (1895-1939) Test Cap No:110

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Full name Hubert Gouvaine Deane
Born July 21, 1895, Eshowe, Zululand
Died October 21, 1939, Lower Houghton, Johannesburg, Transvaal (aged 44 years 92 days)
Major teams South Africa, Natal, Transvaal
Batting style Right-hand bat

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Hubert Gouvaine "Nummy" Deane, one of South Africa's great captains, died suddenly at Johannesburg on October 21, after a heart attack. He will always be remembered for his fine leadership of the young teams of 1927-28 and 1929, and there can be no doubt that his inspiration and careful team-building were chiefly responsible for the improvement in South African cricket of recent years. Born at Eshowe, Zululand on July 21, 1895, Deane, an attractive batsman, who scored fast when set, and a brilliant fieldsman, especially at cover, played for Natal for a few seasons after the Great War and for Transvaal from 1923. A member of the 1924 team in England he played in all five Test matches, but did nothing outstanding. After captaining the Currie Cup-winning Transvaal teams of 1925-26 and 1926-27,he was appointed captain of South Africa against the English touring team of 1927-28, and, after the first two Tests had been lost, and the third drawn, the last two were won largely owing to his fine tactics. Deane won the toss in all five Tests, which were played on matting, and in the 2nd, 4th and 5th games, he sent England in first, so that his young team would know what they had to beat, and he triumphantly justified his policy. In the third match he scored 77 and 73, putting up a record Test partnership with E. P. Nupen in each innings.

Dalton Parry Conyngham (1897-1979) Test Cap No:109

Full name Dalton Parry Conyngham
Born May 10, 1897, Durban, Natal
Died July 7, 1979, Durban, Natal (aged 82 years 58 days)
Major teams South Africa, Natal, Transvaal, Western Province
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm medium

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A right-arm medium-pace bowler, Conky Conyngham was a leading member of the Natal side in the immediate period following the Great War. He played one Test - the fifth in 1922-23 against England at Durban - where he took 2 for 103.Dalton Parry 'Conky' Conyngham (born 10 May 1897 in Durban, Natal, died 7 July 1979 in Durban, Natal) was a South African cricketer who played in one Test match in 1923.A right-arm medium-pace bowler, Conyngham took 40 wickets in six matches for the successful Natal side in 1921-22, but then played only spasmodically over the next few seasons, dropping out of the side after 1924-25. He played a few matches from 1926 for Transvaal, one of them in Rhodesia where he made his highest first-class score, and had two further games for Western Province in 1930-31.In his one Test in the final match of 1922-23 series against the England team under Frank Mann, he scored an unbeaten 3 in each innings and took one wicket in each England innings.

Only Test South Africa v England at Durban, Feb 16-22, 1923
First-class span 1921-1931

Lionel Eric Tapscott (1894-1934) Test Cap No:108

Full name Lionel Eric Tapscott
Born March 18, 1894, Kimberley, Cape Province
Died July 7, 1934, Kenilworth, Cape Town, Cape Province (aged 40 years 111 days)
Major teams South Africa, Griqualand West
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm bowler

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Lionel Eric Tapscott, one of three brothers, LG, NV, and LE who all played in cricket of class, had the unusual distinction of representing South Africa both at lawn tennis and cricket. Born on March 18, 1894, LE first played for Griqualand West in 1911. His highest innings in Currie Cup matches was 102. Twice he played against England in Test matches making 50 not out at Johannesburg in February 1923. A sparkling batsman and a fielder without a superior in South Africa he was in the running for a place in the 1924 team that visited England. Known as Doodles he was very popular.]

Outside of cricket, Tapscott excelled at tennis and represented South Africa at the 1912 Summer Olympics. He made it all the way to the Round of 16 before losing a five set match to Bohemian Ladislav Žemla-Rázný.His brother, George, also played Test cricket for South Africa and his sister Billie was a tennis player who reached the quarterfinals at the French Championships and Wimbledon.

Test debut South Africa v England at Johannesburg, Feb 9-13, 1923
Last Test South Africa v England at Durban, Feb 16-22, 1923
First-class span 1910-1929

Douglas James Meintjes (1890-1979) Test Cap No:107

Full name Douglas James Meintjes
Born June 9, 1890, Pretoria, Transvaal
Died July 17, 1979, Johannesburg, Transvaal (aged 89 years 38 days)
Major teams South Africa, Transvaal
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm fast-medium

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Doug Meintjes played two Tests for South Africa against England in 1922-23 as a fast-medium bowler who could bat. He took six wickets for 115 and all the wickets were top-order batsmen. Meintjes was picked for the South African tour of England in 1924 but was never close to the Test team. Later, he became secretary to the Wanderers Cricket Club and was South African manager in 1948-49.

Test debut South Africa v England at Johannesburg, Feb 9-13, 1923
Last Test South Africa v England at Durban, Feb 16-22, 1923
First-class span 1910-1926

Alfred Ewart Hall (1896-1964) Test Cap No:106

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Full name Alfred Ewart Hall
Born January 23, 1896, Bolton, Lancashire, England
Died January 1, 1964, The Hill, Johannesburg, Transvaal (aged 67 years 343 days)
Major teams South Africa, Lancashire, Transvaal
Batting style Left-hand bat
Bowling style Left-arm fast-medium

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Alfred Ewart Hall, who died at Johannesburg on January 1, aged 67, played seven times as a fast bowler for South Africa against England between 1923 and 1931, taking 40 wickets for 22.15 runs each. His First Test Match, against F. T. Mann's team at Cape Town in 1922-23, was sensational. England needed 173 to win, but Hall bowled so effectively, taking seven wickets for 63 runs, that, despite a stand of 68 by Mann and V. W. C. Jupp, they got home by no more than one wicket. In the match Hall gained figures of 11 wickets for 112 and he was carried shoulder-high from the field at the end. In 1927-28 he played a big part in South Africa's success by four wickets at Johannesburg when he obtained nine wickets for 167. In seven seasons for Transvaal he took 128 wickets in Currie Cup fixtures, his best being that of 1926-27 when, with a chief performance of 14 for 115 against Natal, he dismissed 52 batsmen in six games. After that he returned for a time to his birthplace, Bolton, Lancashire. He appeared as a professional for Lancashire nine times in 1923 and 1924.

George Alfred Lawrence Hearne (1888-1978) Test Cap No:105

Full name George Alfred Lawrence Hearne
Born March 27, 1888, Catford, London, England
Died November 13, 1978, Barberton, Transvaal (aged 90 years 231 days)
Major teams South Africa, Western Province
Batting style Right-hand bat
Fielding position Wicketkeeper

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George Alfred Lawrence Hearne, who died at Barberton in the Eastern Transvaal on November 13, 1978, at the age of 90, was a member of the 1924 South African team to England and appeared in the fifth Test. He was the son of Frank Hearne (1858-1949) and was born at Catford, Kent, on March 27, 1888. In November of that year Frank Hearne sailed as a member of Major Wharton's team (the first English team to visit South Africa) which played in two test matches which marked the start of first-class cricket in South Africa. Thus George Hearne's lifetime exactly spanned this era. His father stayed on to coach in South Africa and subsequently played for South Africa in several Test matches. Both father and son lived to the age of 90, which must be unique in Test match history. George, at the time of his death, was not only the senior South African Test player (on an age basis) but second only to EJ (Tiger) Smith in the world. It was the season of 1921-22 which brought him into prominence. That year he made 541 runs at an average of 45. His highest score of 138 was made in his last season - 1926-27.

Test debut South Africa v England at Johannesburg, Dec 23-28, 1922
Last Test England v South Africa at The Oval, Aug 16-19, 1924
First-class span 1910-1927

Cyril Matthew Francois (1897-1944) Test Cap No:104

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Full name Cyril Matthew Francois
Born June 20, 1897, Lewisham, London, England
Died May 26, 1944, Pretoria, Transvaal (aged 46 years 341 days)
Major teams South Africa, Griqualand West
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm fast-medium

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Air Sergeant Cyril Matthew Francois, was killed in a motor accident near Pretoria on May 26. A hard-hitting batsman and right-arm fast-medium bowler, he was a regular member of Griqualand West teams from 1920 to 1928. In Currie Cup matches he scored 610 runs, average 17.94, and took 76 wickets at 25.98 each. He came into prominence in the 1922-23 season with seven wickets for 114 runs for Griqualand West against the M.C.C. team and played in all five Test matches. Selected as a bowler, he took only six wickets in the series, three of these for 23 runs in England's first innings in the first Test match, but he batted consistently well, scoring 252 runs at an average of 31.50, including scores of 72, 43 and 41.

Robert Hector Catterall (1900-1961) Test Cap No.103

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Full name Robert Hector Catterall
Born July 10, 1900, Port Elizabeth, Cape Province
Died January 3, 1961, Kempton Park, Transvaal (aged 60 years 177 days)
Major teams Rhodesia, South Africa, Natal, Orange Free State, Transvaal
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm medium

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Robert Hector Catterall, who died in Johannesburg on January 2, aged 60, played as a right-handed batsman in 24 Test matches for South Africa against England between 1922 and 1930. In 43 Test innings he scored 1,555 runs, including three centuries, average 37.92. He toured England as a middle-order batsman in 1924, heading the South Africa Test averages with 471 runs, average 67.28. He hit 120 against England at Edgbaston when South Africa, having been dismissed for 30 by A. E. R. Gilligan and M. W. Tate, bowling unchanged, put altogether a total of 390 in the second innings without avoiding defeat. In the Lord's Test he also scored 120 and at The Oval was dismissed for 95. Though he was never a good starter, his batting was delightfully free, being marked by beautiful driving and strong hitting to leg. Five years later he visited England again, this time as an opening batsman of much less attractive style. Again he did well in the Test matches, especially at Edgbaston where he played innings of 67 and 98 and shared in first-wicket partnerships of 119 and 171 with B. Mitchell. This crinkly-haired Rhodesian was also a fleet-footed and efficient deep fieldsman.Robert Hector Catterall was born at Port Elizabeth on the 10th of July, 1900.

Isaac Daniel Buys (1895-persumed dead) Test Cap No:102

Full name Isaac Daniel Buys
Born February 4, 1895, Somerset East, Cape Colony
Died Persumed Dead
Major teams South Africa, Western Province
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Left-arm fast-medium

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Izak (also written as Isaac) Daniel Buys - A right-handed batsman but a left-arm, fast-medium bowler, Izak Buys was born in Somerset East, Cape Colony, South Africa on 4 February 1895. However, the date of his death is unknown and therefore no obituary appeared within the covers of Wisden for him. Playing for Western Province, his first-class career was short, less than three years spanning the period 1921/22 to 1924/25, but he also managed one Test for his country. His batting was poor - in nineteen visits to the crease in his twelve matches, he never once attained double figures - but his bowling was useful for the time. Three times he took five wickets in an innings, once per season from 1921/22 to 1923/24, his best being 6 for 49 at Johannesburg in a Currie Cup match against Border in December 1923. As well as three catches in Border’s first innings, Buys took a further three wickets in their second, this being the closest he came to a 10-wicket haul in a match. His sole Test was the first of the series, played at Johannesburg, on England’s 1922/23 tour. He scored 0 and 4 not out with the bat and failed to take a wicket with the ball.

Only Test South Africa v England at Johannesburg, Dec 23-28, 1922
First-class span 1921-1925

William Henry Brann (1899-1953) Test Cap No:101

Full name William Henry Brann
Born April 4, 1899, Port Elizabeth, Cape Province
Died September 22, 1953, Port Elizabeth, Cape Province (aged 54 years 171 days)
Major teams South Africa, Eastern Province
Batting style Right-hand bat

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William Henry Brann, who died at Port Elizabeth on September 22, aged 54, played as a batsman for Eastern Province from 1920 to 1934, scoring 609 runs, average 25.37, in Currie Cup games, with a highest score of 97. In 1922-23 he played for South Africa in three Test matches against England, and in the first of these, at Johannesburg, when scoring 50 in the second innings, helped H. W. Taylor in a fifth-wicket partnership of 98 which did a lot towards winning the match.

Test debut South Africa v England at Johannesburg, Dec 23-28, 1922
Last Test South Africa v England at Durban, Jan 18-22, 1923
First-class span 1920-1934

Norman Reid (1890-1947) Test Cap No:100

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Full name Norman Reid
Born December 26, 1890, Cape Town, Cape Province
Died June 6, 1947, Cape Town, Cape Province (aged 56 years 162 days)
Major teams South Africa, Western Province
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm bowler

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Norman Reid, who died at Cape Town in tragic circumstances in June, aged 56, played in one Test match for South Africa, against Australia at Cape Town in 1921, when he scored 11 and 6 and took two wickets. A useful allrounder for Western Province from 1920 to 1923, he gained his international cap mainly through brilliant fielding, usually at cover point. His most notable performance in first-class cricket was 81 not out for Western Province v Orange Free State in 1921-22. An Oxford Rugby Blue of 1912 and 1913, he was awarded the DSO and MC during the 1914-18 war.

Only Test South Africa v Australia at Cape Town, Nov 26-29, 1921
First-class span 1920-1924

Nevil Vernon Lindsay (1886-1976) Test Cap No:99

Full name Nevil Vernon Lindsay
Born July 30, 1886, Harrismith, Orange Free State
Died February 2, 1976, Pietermaritzburg, Natal (aged 89 years 187 days)
Major teams South Africa, Orange Free State, Transvaal
Batting style Right-hand bat

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Neville Vernon Lindsay (July 30, 1886, Harrismith, Orange Free State – February 2, 1976, Pietermaritzburg, Natal) was a South African cricketer who played in one Test in 1921

Only Test South Africa v Australia at Johannesburg, Nov 12-16, 1921
First-class span 1906-1927

Eiulf Peter Nupen (1902-1977) Test Cap No:98

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Full name Eiulf Peter Nupen
Born January 1, 1902, Johannesburg, Transvaal
Died January 29, 1977, Johannesburg, Transvaal (aged 75 years 28 days)
Major teams South Africa, Transvaal
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm fast-medium

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Although in a Test Match career for South Africa which extended from 1921 to 1935, Buster Nupen's 50 wickets cost him 35.76 runs each, he was regarded at his best as one of the greatest bowlers on a mat there has ever been. So ineffective however was he on turf that when the MCC were in South Africa in 1930-31, although in the first Test he took 11 for 150 and in the second innings of the fourth, when admittedly the English batsmen were hitting recklessly in a vain endeavour to force a win, 6 for 46, he was omitted from the third and fifth Tests, the first two ever to be played on grass in South Africa.

Similarly in this country in 1924, when, after his record at home, he was expected to be one of the main match-winners, he was a complete failure. It is true that he was handicapped by injury, but the general impression was that, even when fit, he was not formidable. He never toured abroad again. What he could do in his own country was shown against the Hon. L. H. Tennyson's unofficial side in 1924-25, which was at least a strong England A side: in four Representative matches he took 37 wickets at 11.45.

Waldemar Frederick Eric Marx (1895-1974) Test Cap No:97

Full name Waldemar Frederick Eric Marx
Born July 4, 1895, Johannesburg, Transvaal
Died June 2, 1974, Durban, Natal (aged 78 years 333 days)
Major teams South Africa, Transvaal
Batting style Left-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm medium

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Eric Marx, educated at Malvern, was a right-hand batsman who made the highest score on a first-class debut, 240 for Transvaal against Griqualand West at Johannesburg in 1920-2L He made another Currie Cup century that season and played all three Tests against Australia in 1921-22 before disappearing from the first-class game, as suddenly as he had arrived.

William Victor Stone Ling (1891-1960) Test Cap No:96

Full name William Victor Stone Ling
Born October 3, 1891, Kimberley, Cape Province
Died September 26, 1960, Brakpan, Transvaal (aged 68 years 359 days)
Major teams South Africa, Eastern Province, Griqualand West
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Legbreak googly

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William Victor Stone Ling (3 October 1891 in Kimberley, South Africa – 26 September 1960 in Brakpan, Transvaal) was a South African cricketer who played in 6 Tests from 1921 to 1923.

Test debut South Africa v Australia at Durban, Nov 5-9, 1921
Last Test South Africa v England at Durban, Jan 18-22, 1923

Charles Newton Frank (1891-1961) Test Cap No:95

Full name Charles Newton Frank
Born January 27, 1891, Jagersfontein, Orange Free State
Died December 25, 1961, Johannesburg, Transvaal (aged 70 years 332 days)
Major teams South Africa, Transvaal
Batting style Right-hand bat

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Charles Newton Frank - A survivor from the First World War where he had been badly gassed, Charles Frank - known as Charlie - returned home to forge a short first-class career from 1919 to 1926. He played for Transvaal throughout that time and announced himself on the cricket scene by scoring 108 on his debut for the province against Australia Imperial Forces at Johannesburg in October 1919. Diminutive in stature, Frank was born in Jagersfontein, Orange Free State, on 27 January 1891, and died in Bryanston, Johannesburg on 25 December 1961, aged 71. During Australia’s visit to South Africa in 1921/22, he was selected for all three Test matches of the tour and played a starring role in the second game of the series, played at Johannesburg. Forced to follow on in their second innings 207 runs behind,

Eric Balfour Lundie (1888-1917) Test Cap No:94

Full name Eric Balfour Lundie
Born March 15, 1888, Willowvale, Cape Province (now Transkei)
Died September 12, 1917, near Passchendaele, Belgium (aged 29 years 181 days)
Major teams South Africa, Eastern Province, Transvaal, Western Province
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm fast

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A right-arm fast bowler who played one Test - against England at Port Elizabeth in 1913-14 - when he bowled 46 overs into a strong wind, taking 4 for 106. He had no pretensions as to his batting ability. He was killed at Passchendaele in 1917.

Only Test South Africa v England at Port Elizabeth, Feb 27-Mar 3, 1914
First-class span 1908-1914