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Michael Melle      

Full name Michael George Melle

Born June 3, 1930, Forest Town, Johannesburg, Transvaal

Died December 28, 2003, Betty's Bay, Western Cape, South Africa (aged 73 years 208 days)

Major teams South Africa, Transvaal, Western Province

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm fast

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 6s Ct St
Tests 7 12 4 68 17 8.50 0 0 0 4 0
First-class 52 68 20 544 59 11.33 0 2 22 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 7 12 1667 851 26 6/71 9/166 32.73 3.06 64.1 1 2 0
First-class 52 9590 3990 160 9/22 24.93 2.49 59.9 6 2
Career statistics
Test debut South Africa v Australia at Johannesburg, Feb 10-14, 1950 scorecard
Last Test Australia v South Africa at Adelaide, Jan 24-29, 1953 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class span 1948-1954
Profile

Michael Melle was a quick right-arm bowler who took 5 for 113 on his debut against Australia at Johannesburg in 1949-50. He toured England in 1951, taking 50 wickets but was restricted after undergoing an operation during the series. He played only one Test that summer, taking 4 for 9 at The Oval. In Australia and New Zealand in 1952-53 he took another 14 Test wickets, and at Launceston took a career-best 9 for 22.
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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

© Getty Images

Notes

Son of B.G.von B. (Western Province, Transvaal, Hampshire).

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