Full name James Gordon Draper
Born March 9, 1925, Durban, Natal
Died January 10, 2013, Milldene Park Retirement Centre, Durban North, KwaZulu-Natal (aged 87 years 307 days)
Relation Father - DG Draper
|Test debut||South Africa v England at Durban, Dec 4-8, 1964 scorecard|
|Last Test||South Africa v Australia at Durban, Feb 5-9, 1970 scorecard|
James Draper umpired in five Tests in South Africa immediately before the country's international isolation, the last during his country's famous 1970 whitewash of Australia. Born in Natal, the bulk of Draper's matches were at Kingsmead - including three of his Tests. His father, Dan, was also a first-class umpire.
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