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Full name Gerald Edward Bond
Born April 5, 1909, Cape Town, Cape Province
Died August 27, 1965, Cape Town, Cape Province (aged 56 years 144 days)
Major teams South Africa, Western Province
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm medium
|Only Test||South Africa v England at Johannesburg, Dec 24-28, 1938 scorecard|
|First-class span||1929/30 - 1938/39|
Gerald Bond was an attacking right-hand batsman whose one Test - against England at Johannesburg in 1938-39 - was a disappointment (he scored 0 and took 0 for 16). His moment of glory came when he scored 170 - his only first-class hundred - for Western Province when they amassed 664 for 6 against Natal at Durban in 1936-37.
As a six-year-old, he watched Wasim Akram at the 1992 World Cup and decided that he would be a left-arm fast bowler. As a man, he put on a show very nearly as memorable as Wasim's 23 years before
The SCG might be India's preferred semi-final venue at this World Cup, but persistent rain in the lead-up has left them worried their spinners may not get the help they are widely expected to
This contest brings together a belligerent bunch of brats and braggers from two countries that are so different, yet share rampant egotism and a high opinion of themselves
Over the last few months, he has slowly moved from a flashy finisher, to a more measured risk manager
It was Grant Elliott and New Zealand's time in Auckland. Not South Africa's. But the Proteas will leave this tournament wondering when that will ever change. Maybe next time.
India's Plan A in this World Cup had worked flawlessly over seven matches. When they came up against the toughest opponents in the World Cup, however, they were left scrambling for a back-up plan