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Full name Edward Russell Henry Fuller
Born August 2, 1931, Worcester, Cape Province
Died July 19, 2008, Milnerton, Cape Town (aged 76 years 352 days)
Major teams South Africa, Western Province
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm fast-medium
|Test debut||Australia v South Africa at Adelaide, Jan 24-29, 1953 scorecard|
|Last Test||South Africa v Australia at Cape Town, Dec 31, 1957 - Jan 3, 1958 scorecard|
Eddie Fuller was a fast-medium bowler who played seven Tests for South Africa in the 1950s, touring Australia and New Zealand in 1952-53 and England in 1955. His call-up to tour Australasia came on the back of a good domestic season for Western Province, and he did well enough in the Tests, taking 36 wickets on the entire trip. He struggled more in the next two summers, but was still included in the side to visit England, playing in the first and last Tests of a tight series. He took 49 wickets in all, including a best of 7 for 60 against Warwickshire in front of 25,000 at Edgbaston where his movement and bounce was widely praised. In Tests his only five-wicket haul came when he took 5 for 66 (8 for 140 in the match) against Australia at the MCG in his second game.
Plays of the Day from the second ODI between England and India, in Cardiff
Plays of the day from the third ODI between England and India at Trent Bridge
Plays of the day from the tri-series match between Zimbabwe and South Africa
Would he have fared better than the incumbent middle-order batsmen, Root and Ballance?