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
|Test debut||South Africa v England at Johannesburg, Feb 9-13, 1923 scorecard|
|Last Test||South Africa v England at Durban, Feb 16-22, 1923 scorecard|
|First-class span||1910/11 - 1928/29|
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.
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