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Denis Begbie      

Full name Denis Warburton Begbie

Born December 12, 1914, Middelburg, Transvaal

Died March 10, 2009, Elton Hill, Johannesburg (aged 94 years 88 days)

Major teams South Africa, Transvaal

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm offbreak, Legbreak googly

Denis Warburton Begbie
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 6s Ct St
Tests 5 7 0 138 48 19.71 0 0 1 2 0
First-class 58 85 9 2727 207* 35.88 6 8 27 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 5 4 160 130 1 1/38 1/38 130.00 4.87 160.0 0 0 0
First-class 58 4469 2085 88 7/96 23.69 2.79 50.7 5 2
Career statistics
Test debut South Africa v England at Durban, Dec 16-20, 1948 scorecard
Last Test South Africa v Australia at Port Elizabeth, Mar 3-6, 1950 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class span 1933/34 - 1949/50
Profile

A quick-scoring batsman and useful slow bowler, Denis Begbie had just established himself in the Transvaal side when World War Two arrived, and it undoubtedly robbed him of some of his best years. He had to wait until 1947, by which time he was 33, for international recognition when he toured England after a productive domestic season. Despite enjoying a good summer - he scored 612 runs at 30.60 - he did not win a place in the Test side. His debut finally came in 1948-49 by which time he was past his best. In five Tests - three against England that year and two more against Australia the following summer - he failed to make any impression with a highest score of 48.
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May 2, 1947

Denis Begbie

Denis Begbie

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Apr 30, 1947

The South African squad playing the tour opener in Worcester. Back row, from left: Denis Lindsay, Athol Rowan, Jack Plimsoll, Lindsay Tuckett, Tufty Mann and Denis Begbie; Front row: Ken Viljoen, Dudley Nourse, Alan Melville (captain), Bruce Mitchell and Dennis Dyer, April 30, 1947

The South African squad playing the tour opener in Worcester

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Pool D: E. Province v KZ-Natal at Paarl - Sep 25
E. Province won by 55 runs
Only ODI: South Africa v Ireland at Benoni - Sep 25
South Africa won by 206 runs
Pool D: Boland v Gauteng at Paarl - Sep 25
Gauteng won by 5 wickets (with 3 balls remaining)
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