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Percy Mansell      

Full name Percy Neville Frank Mansell

Born March 16, 1920, St George's, Telford, Shropshire, England

Died May 9, 1995, Somerset West, Cape Province (aged 75 years 54 days)

Major teams Rhodesia, South Africa

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Legbreak googly

Relation Brother - AJM Mansell

Percy Neville Frank Mansell
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 6s Ct St
Tests 13 22 2 355 90 17.75 0 2 0 15 0
First-class 113 172 17 4598 154 29.66 5 33 156 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 13 18 1506 736 11 3/58 3/127 66.90 2.93 136.9 0 0 0
First-class 113 18176 7798 299 7/43 26.08 2.57 60.7 21 5
Career statistics
Test debut England v South Africa at Leeds, Jul 26-31, 1951 scorecard
Last Test England v South Africa at The Oval, Aug 13-17, 1955 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class span 1936-1962
Profile

Percy Mansell was one of a selection of cricketers from Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe) who played Test cricket for South Africa, Percy Mansell, who died in Somerset West on May 9, aged 75, toured England in 1951 and 1955 and Australasia in 1952-53. His value was fourfold: he bowled legbreaks and googlies with skill and stamina; batted well in the middle order; had safe hands at slip or short leg; and when conditions suited, he also bowled seamers.

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1952

Percy Mansell

Percy Mansell

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1952

Percy Mansell

Percy Mansell

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May 2, 1951

The 1951 South African tour party to England. Back row (left to right): Clive van Ryneveld, Athol Rowan, John Waite, Jackie McGlew, Roy McLean, Cuan McCarthy, Russell Endean, Michael Melle and Percy Mansell. Sitting: Geoffrey Chubb, Eric Rowan, Dudley Nourse, Jack Cheetham, George Fullerton and Norman Mann

The 1951 South African tour party to England

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Country Fixtures Country Results
Cross Pool: KZ-Natal v E. Province at Durban - Oct 30-Nov 1
KZ-Natal 308/6d E. Province 53/7
Cross Pool: Boland v W Province at Paarl - Oct 30-Nov 1
Boland 159 W Province 337/7
Pool A: Border v North West at East London - Oct 30-Nov 1
North West 187 Border 190/9
Cross Pool: Free State v Northerns at Bloemfontein - Oct 30-Nov 1
Northerns 247 Free State 170/4
Cross Pool: S West D v Namibia at Oudtshoorn - Oct 30-Nov 1
Namibia 130 S West D 233/7
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