Full name De Villiers Graaff
Born December 8, 1913, Cape Town, Cape Province
Died October 4, 1999, De Grendel Farm, Tygerburg, Western Cape (aged 85 years 300 days)
Major teams Western Province
Batting style Right-hand bat
Education Diocesan College, Rondebosch; Oxford University
|First-class span||1932/33 - 1932/33|
Sir de Villiers Graff played twice for Western Province in a tournament run by WP in place of the Currie Cup in 1932-33. In the second game, against Rest of South Africa, he made 67. He was unfortunate not to play for the university while at Oxford but he did obtain a Blue at boxing. A barrister, he led South Africa's United Party for 21 years and was the leader of the opposition in parliament. In the war he was awarded an MBE and was captured at Tobruk.
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