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Okey McCabe      

Full name AN McCabe

Born 1904

Died November 19, 1977 (aged 73 years)

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Only Test South Africa v New Zealand at Durban, Dec 11-15, 1953 scorecard
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The death of `Okey' McCabe in Durban as far back as November 19 has only recently come to light. He was 73. A first-class umpire from 1948 to 1957, he stood in one Test against New Zealand at Durban in 1953-54. There were remarkable coincidences concerning his first and last Currie Cup matches. In his first he stood with the late Dan Draper, a Test umpire, whose last Currie match this was. When McCabe in turn came up to his last Currie match the umpire at the other end was Dan Draper's son, Gordon (also to become a Test umpire) who was making his first Currie Cup appearance.
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Country Fixtures Country Results
Pool A: KZ-Natal v Griq West at Durban - Jan 29-31
KZ-Natal 406/8d Griq West 147/2
Pool A: Border v Northerns at East London - Jan 29-31
Border 158 & 182 Northerns 187
Pool B: Free State v E. Province at Bloemfontein - Jan 29-31
E. Province 372 & 58/0 Free State 255
Pool B: Gauteng v Namibia at Johannesburg - Jan 29-31
Namibia 235 Gauteng 322/7
Cape Cobras v Titans at Cape Town - Jan 30
Titans won by 5 wickets (with 37 balls remaining)
Lions v Knights at Johannesburg - Jan 30
Knights won by 7 wickets (with 72 balls remaining)
Warriors v Dolphins at Port Elizabeth - Jan 30
Warriors 322/6 Dolphins 251/8 (44.5/50 ov)
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