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Jimmy Blanckenberg      

Full name James Manuel Blanckenberg

Born December 31, 1892, Claremont, Cape Town, Cape Province

Died 1955, West Berlin, Germany (aged 62 years days)

Major teams South Africa, Natal, Western Province

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm medium

Relation Brother - N Blanckenberg, Nephew - AJ van Ryneveld, Nephew - CB van Ryneveld

James Manuel Blanckenberg
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 6s Ct St
Tests 18 30 7 455 59 19.78 0 2 4 9 0
First-class 74 116 16 2232 171 22.32 1 9 53 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 18 25 3888 1817 60 6/76 9/135 30.28 2.80 64.8 1 4 0
First-class 74 13455 6230 293 9/78 21.26 2.77 45.9 21 3
Career statistics
Test debut South Africa v England at Durban, Dec 13-17, 1913 scorecard
Last Test England v South Africa at The Oval, Aug 16-19, 1924 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class span 1912-1924
Profile

Jimmy Blanckenberg was a tireless right-arm medium-pace bowler whose lack of speed was more than compensated for by his nagging and unerring accuracy. While he was not so effective on grass, on the matting wickets which featured in South Africa he was a handful. Against England in 1913-14 he took 19 wickets at 22.52, and after the war he continued with 12 wickets against Australia in 1921-22 and then another 25 at 24.52, again against England, the following season. He toured England in 1924 but was unproductive in the Tests, although he ended the summer with 119 wickets at 22. He finished his career with a lucrative four-season spell with Nelson in the Lancashire Leagues. There were rumours that he was a Nazi sympathizer in the years leading to the second world war.
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May 5, 1924

Jimmy Blanckenberg

Jimmy Blanckenberg

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