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Bob Catterall      

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

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 6s Ct St
Tests 24 43 2 1555 120 37.92 3 11 8 12 0
First-class 124 203 8 5849 147 29.99 9 31 52 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 24 9 342 162 7 3/15 3/17 23.14 2.84 48.8 0 0 0
First-class 124 3618 1629 53 4/22 30.73 2.70 68.2 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut South Africa v England at Johannesburg, Dec 23-28, 1922 scorecard
Last Test South Africa v England at Johannesburg, Feb 13-17, 1931 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class span 1920-1934
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Wisden obituary
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.
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Wisden Cricketer of the Year 1925

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