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Dusty Tapscott      

Full name George Lancelot Tapscott

Born November 7, 1889, Barkly West, Cape Province

Died December 13, 1940, Kimberley, Cape Province (aged 51 years 36 days)

Major teams South Africa, Griqualand West

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm medium

Relation Brother - NV Tapscott, Brother - LE Tapscott

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 6s Ct St
Tests 1 2 0 5 4 2.50 0 0 0 1 0
First-class 21 40 5 934 111 26.68 2 5 12 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 1 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 21 1785 1006 47 5/47 21.40 3.38 37.9 2 0
Career statistics
Only Test South Africa v England at Durban, Dec 13-17, 1913 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class span 1910-1923
Profile

George Lancelot Tapscott, died at Kimberley on December 13, 1940, aged 61. A hard-hitting batsman, he scarcely fulfilled the promise given in an innings of 106 for Griqualand West against Natal in March 1911. In the following December, by brilliant hitting he scored 111 in seventy minutes and 60 for the Rest of South Africa against Transvaal; but he failed to gain selection for the South African team that toured England in 1912. When the England team under J. W. H. T. Douglas visited South Africa in 1913-14, Tapscott played in the first Test match, but scored only 4 and 1, and was not called upon again, though he continued to bat and bowl with considerable success for Griqualand West until 1923, when he gave up first-class cricket because of knee trouble. His brother, L. B. Tapscott, also played for South Africa.
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack

Country Fixtures Country Results
Cross Pool: KZ-Natal v E. Province at Durban - Oct 30-Nov 1
KZ-Natal 308/6d E. Province 69/8
Cross Pool: Boland v W Province at Paarl - Oct 30-Nov 1
Boland 159 & 93/3 W Province 384
Pool A: Border v North West at East London - Oct 30-Nov 1
North West 187 & 25/2 Border 197
Cross Pool: Free State v Northerns at Bloemfontein - Oct 30-Nov 1
Northerns 247 Free State 324/9
Cross Pool: S West D v Namibia at Oudtshoorn - Oct 30-Nov 1
Namibia 130 & 36/5 S West D 242
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