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Full name Robert Reid Dower
Born June 4, 1876, Kokstad, Cape Colony
Died September 15, 1964, Cape Town, Cape Province (aged 88 years 103 days)
Major teams South Africa, Eastern Province
Batting style Right-hand bat
|Only Test||South Africa v England at Johannesburg, Feb 14-16, 1899 scorecard|
Robert Reid Dower, who died at Cape Town, where he was an attorney, on September 16, aged 88, was the oldest surviving South African Test cricketer. He played in the first of the two Tests with Lord Hawke's team in 1898-99 at Johannesburg. He assisted Cape Colony and Eastern Province.
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