Full name George Harold Shepstone
Born April 9, 1876, Pietermaritzberg, Natal
Died July 3, 1940, Springkell Sanatorium, Germiston, Transvaal (aged 64 years 85 days)
Major teams South Africa, Marylebone Cricket Club, Transvaal
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm fast
Education Repton School
|Test debut||South Africa v England at Johannesburg, Mar 2-4, 1896 scorecard|
|Last Test||South Africa v England at Johannesburg, Feb 14-16, 1899 scorecard|
|First-class span||1895/96 - 1904/05|
George Harold Shepstone, a free hitter and good fast bowler, died at Johannesburg on July 3, 1940 aged 63. Born at Pietermaritzburg on April 9, 1876, he was educated at Repton, and played in the eleven in 1892-93. On returning to South Africa, he took part in two, representative matches at Johannesburg; in March 1896 against Lord Hawke's first English team, and in February 1899 against the second team taken to South Africa by the Yorkshire captain, his scores being 21, 9, 8 and 0. In 1904 he came to England with the team captained by Frank Mitchell, but played little owing to illness. Shepstone appeared for Transvaal from 1898 to 1905, his highest score being 104 against Griqualand West at Cape Town in April 1898.
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