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Harry Bromfield      

Full name Harry Dudley Bromfield

Born June 26, 1932, Mossel Bay, Cape Province

Current age 82 years 155 days

Major teams South Africa, Western Province

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm offbreak

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 6s Ct St
Tests 9 12 7 59 21 11.80 0 0 0 13 0
First-class 62 91 32 374 44 6.33 0 0 68 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 9 16 1810 599 17 5/88 5/88 35.23 1.98 106.4 0 1 0
First-class 62 14763 5256 205 7/60 25.63 2.13 72.0 13 1
Career statistics
Test debut South Africa v New Zealand at Durban, Dec 8-12, 1961 scorecard
Last Test England v South Africa at Lord's, Jul 22-27, 1965 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class span 1956-1969
Profile

A 12-year first-class career with Western Province (1956 to 1968) saw Bromfield capture 201 wickets as a useful offbreak bowler. He made his Test debut against New Zealand in 1961 after the retirement of Hugh Tayfield, who had kept him out the national team. Having the ability of keeping one end up with his accuracy, he bowled a marathon spell of 57 overs taking 5 for 88 out of an England total of 442 in the third Test in Cape Town. His only Test abroad was at Lord's against England after which he was left out of the team for the young Athol McKinnon.
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