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Buster Nupen      

Full name Eiulf Peter Nupen

Born January 1, 1902, near Alesund, Norway

Died January 29, 1977, Johannesburg, Transvaal (aged 75 years 28 days)

Major teams South Africa, Transvaal

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm fast-medium

Eiulf Peter Nupen
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 6s Ct St
Tests 17 31 7 348 69 14.50 0 2 3 9 0
First-class 74 105 14 1635 89 17.96 0 8 34 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 17 31 4159 1788 50 6/46 11/150 35.76 2.57 83.1 1 5 1
First-class 74 14210 6077 334 9/48 18.19 2.56 42.5 33 12
Career statistics
Test debut South Africa v Australia at Durban, Nov 5-9, 1921 scorecard
Last Test South Africa v Australia at Johannesburg, Feb 15-17, 1936 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class span 1920-1937
Profile

Although in a Test Match career for South Africa which extended from 1921 to 1935, Buster Nupen's 50 wickets cost him 35.76 runs each, he was regarded at his best as one of the greatest bowlers on a mat there has ever been. So ineffective however was he on turf that when the MCC were in South Africa in 1930-31, although in the first Test he took 11 for 150 and in the second innings of the fourth, when admittedly the English batsmen were hitting recklessly in a vain endeavour to force a win, 6 for 46, he was omitted from the third and fifth Tests, the first two ever to be played on grass in South Africa.

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1923

Buster Nupen

Buster Nupen

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Country Fixtures Country Results
Cross Pool: KZN-Inland v KZ-Natal at Pietermaritzburg - Nov 27-29
KZN-Inland 197 & 167 KZ-Natal 123 & 36/1
Pool B: Boland v Free State at Paarl - Nov 27-29
Free State 347/6d Boland 33/3
Cross Pool: Easterns v S West D at Benoni - Nov 27-29
S West D 264 & 289/2d Easterns 163 & 24/1
Cross Pool: Gauteng v Border at Johannesburg - Nov 27-29
Gauteng 359/8d Border 193 & 76/3 (f/o)
3rd ODI: India Women v SA Women at Bangalore - Nov 28
SA Women won by 4 wickets (with 12 balls remaining)
Knights v Dolphins at Kimberley - Nov 28
Knights won by 39 runs
Lions v Titans at Potchefstroom - Nov 28
Lions 179/3 Titans 165/4 (19/20 ov)
Warriors v Cape Cobras at Port Elizabeth - Nov 28
Cape Cobras 187/3 Warriors 115 (18.1/20 ov)
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