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Tiger Lance      

Full name Herbert Roy Lance

Born June 6, 1940, Pretoria, Transvaal

Died November 10, 2010, Johannesburg (aged 70 years 157 days)

Major teams South Africa, North Eastern Transvaal, Northern Transvaal, Transvaal

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm medium

Relation Father - WP Lance, Brother - AP Lance

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 6s Ct St
Tests 13 22 1 591 70 28.14 0 5 6 7 0
First-class 103 171 18 5336 169 34.87 11 25 101 0
List A 7 7 2 145 46* 29.00 0 0 4 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 13 19 948 479 12 3/30 4/80 39.91 3.03 79.0 0 0 0
First-class 103 4284 167 6/55 25.65 2 0
List A 7 305 239 8 3/32 3/32 29.87 4.70 38.1 0 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut South Africa v New Zealand at Johannesburg, Feb 2-5, 1962 scorecard
Last Test South Africa v Australia at Port Elizabeth, Mar 5-10, 1970 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class span 1958-1972
List A span 1969-1972
Profile

Tall and powerful, South African allrounder Herbert "Tiger" Lance played 13 Tests. He was a handy strokeplayer in the lower-middle order, and a useful third- or fourth-change medium-fast seamer. He took 3 for 30 in his first Test innings, against New Zealand at Johannesburg in 1961-62. His finest hour with the bat also came at Johannesburg, when he made 44 and 70 against Australia in 1966-67, a match that South Africa won at a canter despite trailing on first innings. In domestic cricket he was a heavy scorer - in 1966-67 he made 729 runs at 66.27 in seven matches.
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