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Full name Robert Lyon Harvey
Born September 14, 1911, Swinboume, Orange Free State
Died July 20, 2000, Kloof, KwaZulu-Natal (aged 88 years 310 days)
Major teams South Africa, Natal
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm medium
|Test debut||South Africa v Australia at Johannesburg, Feb 15-17, 1936 scorecard|
|Last Test||South Africa v Australia at Durban, Feb 28-Mar 3, 1936 scorecard|
Robert Harvey was a solid right-hand batsman whose career was cut short by the war. In 1935-36 he scored hundreds in both Natal's matches against the Australian tourists, winning selection for the last two Tests of the series, but he failed to make an impression in either.
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