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Full name Basil George von Brandis Melle
Born March 31, 1891, Somerset West, Cape Province
Died January 8, 1966, Orchards, Johannesburg, Transvaal (aged 74 years 283 days)
Major teams Hampshire, Oxford University, Transvaal, Western Province
Batting style Right-hand bat
Basil Melle was one of the first exponents of leg theory.
Father of M.G. (Transvaal, Western Province).
The BCCI set up a three-man committee to tackle the problem of chucking at age-group and domestic cricket, and it has produced significant results in five years
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Stats highlights from the fourth ODI between India and West Indies in Dharamsala
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Players demanding that home pitches should be prepared to favour them don't realise it's a retaliatory business
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