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Percy Sherwell      

Full name Percy William Sherwell

Born August 17, 1880, Isipingo, Natal

Died April 17, 1948, Bulawayo, Rhodesia (aged 67 years 244 days)

Major teams South Africa, Marylebone Cricket Club, Transvaal

Batting style Right-hand bat

Fielding position Wicketkeeper

Relation Brother - NB Sherwell

Percy William Sherwell
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 6s Ct St
Tests 13 22 4 427 115 23.72 1 1 1 20 16
First-class 58 91 16 1808 144 24.10 3 67 53
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 13 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 58 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Career statistics
Test debut South Africa v England at Johannesburg, Jan 2-4, 1906 scorecard
Last Test Australia v South Africa at Sydney, Mar 3-7, 1911 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class span 1902-1914
Profile

A good wicketkeeper, Percy Sherwell was born in Natal but brought up in England, playing minor counties cricket for Cornwall before returning to South Africa as a mining engineer. He made his Test debut against England in 1905-06 as captain - he led them in every Test he played - and featured in a dramatic last-wicket stand of 48 which enabled South Africa to snatch a one-wicket win. At Lord's in 1907 he opened the innings, making 115 after South Africa had followed on, and helped to save the game. He ended that series with 154 runs at 30.80, the highest aggregate for his side. He subsequently led South Africa when they toured Australia in 1910-11. From 1907 to 1924 he was a Test selector. Sherwell was also an international tennis player, representing South Africa against England in 1909-10, and also won the domestic singles title in 1904.
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