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Rupert de Smidt      

Full name Rupert de Smidt

Born November 23, 1883, Cape Town, Cape Province

Died August 3, 1986, Cape Town, Cape Province (aged 102 years 253 days)

Major teams Western Province

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Legbreak

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 Ct St
First-class 4 5 1 74 42* 18.50 0 0 6 0
Bowling averages
Mat Balls Runs Wkts BBI Ave Econ SR 5w 10
First-class 4 606 288 16 4/40 18.00 2.85 37.8 0 0
Career statistics
First-class span 1912/13 - 1912/13
Profile

Rupert De Smidt, who died in Cape Town, South Africa, on August 3, 1986, aged 102, was believed to be the oldest first-class cricketer. A fast bowler, he played four times for Western Province between 1911 and 1913, taking 16 wickets at 18.00 apiece.
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack

Country Fixtures Country Results
Pool B: Boland v E. Province at Paarl - Feb 11-13
Boland 205 & 34/1 (20.2 ov) E. Province 442
Pool B: Easterns v KZN-Inland at Benoni - Feb 11-13
Easterns 404 & 40/0 (11 ov) KZN-Inland 305
Cross Pool: North West v Free State at Potchefstroom - Feb 11-13
Free State 151 & 130/6 (47 ov) North West 458/8d
Cross Pool: S West D v Gauteng at Oudtshoorn - Feb 11-13
Gauteng 211 & 30/0 (14 ov) S West D 252
2nd ODI: SA Women v Eng Women at Centurion - Feb 12
SA Women won by 5 wickets (with 7 balls remaining)
4th ODI: South Africa v England at Johannesburg - Feb 12
England 262 South Africa 184/5 (36/50 ov)
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