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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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Boland 248 & 21/3 E. Province 246
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Gauteng 190 & 20/0 Free State 385/9d
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North West 335 KZ-Natal 262
Dolphins v Cape Cobras at Durban - Nov 21
Cape Cobras won by 7 wickets (with 4 balls remaining)
Titans v Lions at Benoni - Nov 21
Titans won by 27 runs (D/L method)
Warriors v Knights at East London - Nov 21
Warriors won by 8 wickets (with 3 balls remaining)
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