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Full name William Hare Ashley
Born February 10, 1862, Mowbray, Cape Colony
Died July 14, 1930, Plumtree, Rhodesia (aged 68 years 154 days)
Major teams South Africa, Western Province
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Left-arm medium
|Only Test||South Africa v England at Cape Town, Mar 25-26, 1889 scorecard|
Gobo Ashley, a slow-medium left-armer, played once for South Africa in the second-ever Test against England at Cape Town in 1888-89. Although South Africa lost by an innings, Ashley took 7 for 95 in England's only innings. The match was also his first-class debut. He played twice for Western Province the following season.
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