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Dave Nourse      

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

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 6s Ct St
Tests 45 83 8 2234 111 29.78 1 15 0 43 0
First-class 228 371 39 14216 304* 42.81 38 60 172 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 45 57 3234 1553 41 4/25 7/104 37.87 2.88 78.8 2 0 0
First-class 228 17683 7125 305 6/33 23.36 2.41 57.9 13 1
Career statistics
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
Test statistics
First-class span 1896-1936
Profile

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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Country Fixtures Country Results
NPS v Sth Africa A at Darwin
Jul 31, 2014 (10:00 local | 00:30 GMT | 20:30 EDT | 19:30 CDT | 17:30 PDT)
1st Youth Test: England U19 v S Africa U19 at Cambridge
Aug 1-4, 2014 (11:00 local | 10:00 GMT | 06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT)
1st unofficial Test: Australia A v Sth Africa A at Townsville
Aug 7-10, 2014 (09:30 local | 23:30 GMT | 19:30 EDT | 18:30 CDT | 16:30 PDT)
2nd Youth Test: England U19 v S Africa U19 at Northampton
Aug 7-10, 2014 (11:00 local | 10:00 GMT | 06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT)
Only Test: Zimbabwe v South Africa at Harare
Aug 9-13, 2014 (10:00 local | 08:00 GMT | 04:00 EDT | 03:00 CDT | 01:00 PDT)
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