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Edward van der Merwe      

Full name Edward Alexander van der Merwe

Born November 9, 1903, Rustenburg, Transvaal

Died February 26, 1971, Auckland Park, Johannesburg, Transvaal (aged 67 years 109 days)

Major teams South Africa, Transvaal

Batting style Right-hand bat

Fielding position Wicketkeeper

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 6s Ct St
Tests 2 4 1 27 19 9.00 0 0 0 3 0
First-class 27 36 9 287 35* 10.62 0 0 35 29
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 2 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 27 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Career statistics
Test debut England v South Africa at Leeds, Jul 13-16, 1929 scorecard
Last Test South Africa v Australia at Durban, Feb 28-Mar 3, 1936 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class span 1928-1938
Profile

Edward van der Merwe was a superb allround sportsman who represented his university at rugby, football, athletics and cricket, going on to play cricket and rugby for Transvaal. A competent wicketkeeper, he toured England in 1929 and Australia and New Zealand in 1931-32 as understudy to Jock Cameron. His two Test appearances were six years apart - the first against England in 1929 and the second in Australia in 1935-36.
Martin Williamson

Country Fixtures Country Results
2nd Test: South Africa v West Indies at Port Elizabeth - Dec 26-30
South Africa 417/8d West Indies 147/2
Dolphins v Titans at Durban - Dec 27-30
Dolphins 508/8d Titans 107/3
Cape Cobras v Knights at Paarl - Dec 27-30
Knights 570/5d Cape Cobras 116/1
3rd Test: South Africa v West Indies at Cape Town
Jan 2-6, 2015 (10:30 local | 08:30 GMT | 03:30 EST | 02:30 CST | 00:30 PST)
Gauteng Invitation XI v Eng Lions at Soweto
Jan 5-7, 2015 (10:30 local | 08:30 GMT | 03:30 EST | 02:30 CST | 00:30 PST)
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