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John Hirsch      

Full name John Gauntlett Hirsch

Born February 20, 1883, South Africa

Died February 26, 1958, Wynberg, Cape Town, Cape Province, South Africa (aged 75 years 6 days)

Major teams Cambridge University, London County

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 Ct St
First-class 6 11 0 166 56 15.09 0 1 4 0
Bowling averages
Mat Balls Runs Wkts BBI Ave Econ SR 5w 10
First-class 6 144 93 1 1/41 93.00 3.87 144.0 0 0
Career statistics
First-class span 1903 - 1904
Profile

John Hirshe was born in South Africa but was educated in England, attending Shrewsbury and Cambridge. Although he learned football at school he took up rugby at university to such good effect that he played for Eastern Province on his return home and toured Great Britain in 1906 with Paul Roos's Springbok side. His limited exposure to first-class cricket came with WG Grace's London County side. He subsequently became a member of parliament in South Africa.

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