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Full name Arthur William Nourse
Born January 25, 1879, South Norwood, Surrey, England
Died July 8, 1948, Glendinningvale, Port Elizabeth, Cape Province (aged 69 years 165 days)
Major teams South Africa, Natal, Transvaal, Western Province
Also known as Arthur David Nourse
Batting style Left-hand bat
Bowling style Left-arm medium
Relation Son - AD Nourse
|Test debut||South Africa v Australia at Johannesburg, Oct 11-14, 1902 scorecard|
|Last Test||England v South Africa at The Oval, Aug 16-19, 1924 scorecard|
The Grand Old Man of South African, Arthur William "Dave" Nourse, was born in Croydon, England, but went to South Africa with the army as a 17-year-old and ended up making 45 consecutive Test appearances for them. A dogged left-hander, seam bowler, and brilliant slip fielder, he made 15 Test fifties but only one hundred, 111 against Australia at Johannesburg in 1921-22. He played first-class cricket until he was 57 - hence the nickname - scoring more runs than anyone else in South African domestic cricket, including a career-best 304 not out for Natal against Transvaal in 1919-20. His son, Dudley, also played 34 Tests for South Africa, and the pair played together in provincial cricket at the end of Dave's career. He died in Port Elizabeth in 1948.
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