Thomas William Routledge - A fine attacking batsman and occasional, but useful change-bowler, Thomas Routledge was born in Liverpool, Lancashire, England on 18 April 1867 and died in Billingham, County Durham, England on 9 May 1927, aged 60. He played for Transvaal during the last decade of the 19th Century and appeared in four Test matches for South Africa against England, all of them on home soil. He was aggressive at the crease but so often failed to convert a good start into a significant one, only twice surpassing 50 or more runs in an innings. His first Test match was the sole representative affair of England’s visit in 1891-92, played at Cape Town. He also played in the three-match series of 1895-96 but in all four Tests he could only manage a top score of 24 (overall average 9.00) as England showed their dominance, winning each match convincingly. Routledge’s highest first-class score was 77, scored in the 1893-94 Currie Cup match against Eastern Province at Cape Town. However, on the day the meeting was held to select South Africa’s inaugural side to tour England in 1894, he made a century in a non-first-class match and secured his place as a result of it. None of the 24 matches on the tour have yet been given first-class status even though many of them were against first-class county clubs. No obituary appeared within the Wisden Cricketers' Almanack for Routledge after his death in 1927.
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Sir Leonard Hutton was an English cricketer who played as an opening batsman for Yorkshire from 1934 to 1955 and for England in 79 Test matches between 1937 and 1955. Wisden Cricketers' Almanack described him as one of the greatest batsmen in the history of cricket. He set a record in 1938 for the highest individual innings in a Test match in only his sixth Test appearance, scoring 364 runs against Australia, a milestone that stood for nearly 20 years. In 1952, he became the first professional cricketer of the 20th Century to captain England in Tests; under his captaincy England won the Ashes the following year for the first time in 19 years. Following the Second World War, he was the mainstay of England's batting, and the team depended greatly on his success.
Frank Hearne was an English born cricketer. One of the few men to play Test cricket for more than one country, he played for both England and South Africa. He was a member of the Hearne family of cricketers who played first-class cricket between 1879 and 1904 for Kent County Cricket Club and Western Province.
Alan Melville was a South African cricketer who played in 11 Tests from 1938 to 1949. He was born in Carnarvon, Northern Cape, South Africa and died at Sabie, Transvaal.
Herbert Wilfred Taylor MC was a South African cricketer who played 42 Tests for his country including 18 as captain of the side. Specifically a batsman, he was an expert on the matting pitches which were prevalent in South Africa at the time and scored six of his seven centuries at home. His batting was also noted for quick footwork and exceptional 'backplay'. He became the first South African to pass 2,500 Test runs and was selected one of Wisden's Cricketers of the Year in 1925. In domestic cricket, he played for Natal, Transvaal and Western Province.
Reginald Harry Myburgh Hands was a South African cricketer who played in one Test match in February 1914. He died in France as a result of injuries sustained on the Western Front during the First World War. His death was an indirect cause of the tradition of the two-minute silence, instigated by his father Sir Harry Hands when Mayor of Cape Town.
Arthur Edward Ochse, played Test cricket in the first matches played by the South African team in 1888–89.
Arthur William "Dave" Nourse, was a cricketer who played for Natal, Transvaal, Western Province and South Africa.
Gustav Adolph Kempis was a South African cricketer who played in South Africa's inaugural Test match in March 1889.
Robert Anthony Gleeson - A useful batsman and a medium pace bowler, Robert Gleeson was born in Port Elizabeth, Cape Province, on 6 December 1873 and died in the same city on 27 September 1919, aged 45. His first-class career spanned the years 1894 to 1904 but in truth it was interrupted by a break of six years between 1897 and 1903. Playing for Eastern Province, he was more effective in the first half of his career, hitting up scores of, amongst others, 67 against Transvaal at Cape Town in March 1894 and 71 against Natal at Johannesburg in March 1897. He also recorded his best bowling figures during this period, 4 wickets for 9 runs against Griqualand West at Cape Town in March 1894. When Lord Hawke brought an England side to South Africa in 1895/96, Gleeson was selected for the 1st Test, played at St. George's Park, Port Elizabeth. Scoring just 3 in South Africa’s first innings and 1 not out in their second, as well as holding two catches, he failed to impress enough to secure a place for the other two matches in the series. His relatively early death in 1919 went unrecorded at the time and no obituary appeared within Wisden for him.
George Alexander Rowe was a South African cricketer.
John McIllwaine Moore "Mick" Commaille was a South African cricketer who played in 12 Tests from 1909–10 to 1927–28. He also played international amateur football for South Africa.
Rolland Beaumont was a South African cricketer. He was born at Newcastle, Natal, and died in Berea, Durban, aged 74. He attended Hilton College.
James Manuel Blanckenberg was a South African cricketer. A middle-order batsman and right-arm medium pace bowler, Blanckenberg’s first-class career spanned the years 1912 to 1924. In a period interrupted by the First World War, he played with Western Province except for his final domestic season, which was spent with Natal. For several years he was considered the best bowler in South Africa, a player that could bowl for hours on matting wickets if asked to do so. Twenty-one times during his career he took five wickets in an innings, his best being 9 for 78 gained at Johannesburg in the Currie Cup match between Transvaal and Western Province, January 1921. And three times he surpassed 10 wickets in a match – 11 for 161 in that same match at Johannesburg in January 1921, Transvaal v Western Province; 10 for 102 at Newlands, Cape Town in March 1921, Western Province v Natal; and 10 for 74 at Northampton on the South African tour of England in July 1924, Northants v South Africa. Two other bowling feats are worthy of note. In December 1923, in a Currie Cup match at Johannesburg between Griqualand West and Natal, Blanckenberg took 9 for 75. And in August 1924, in a tour match at Cardiff against Glamorgan, he took 8 for 97 in South Africa’s only innings on the field, all his victims being bowled.
Charles Newton Frank was a South African Test cricketer of the 1920s..
Robert Hector "Bob" Catterall was a South African cricketer who played in 24 Tests from 1922 to 1931.
Hubert Gouvaine "Nummy" Deane was a South African cricketer who played in 17 Tests from 1924 to 1931. All of his Tests were against England and he captained his country in 12 of them.
Jacobus Petrus Duminy was a South African academic who became principal and vice-chancellor of the University of Cape Town. As a young man, he was also a cricketer who played in 3 Tests from 1927 to 1929. He was born at Bellville, a suburb of Cape Town and died at Groote Schuur Hospital, also in Cape Town. In his obituary in Wisden Cricketers' Almanack he is called "Johannes Petrus Duminy".
Arthur Lennox Ochse was a South African cricketer who played in three Tests in 1927–28 and 1929.
Anton Ronald Andrew Murray was a South African cricketer who played in 10 Tests in a little over a year from December 1952 to February 1954, appearing four times against Australia and then six times against New Zealand. He later toured England as a member of the 1955 South African side but did not appear in any of the Tests there. Outside cricket, he was a schoolmaster who founded a noted school in Pretoria.
Gerald Alfred Skerten Innes was a South African cricketer who played first-class cricket from 1950 to 1964 and toured Australia and New Zealand with the South African team in 1952-53.
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