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Full name Louis Anthony Stricker
Born May 26, 1884, Beaconsfield, Kimberley
Died February 5, 1960, Rondebosch, Cape Town, Cape Province (aged 75 years 255 days)
Major teams South Africa, Transvaal
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm bowler
Fielding position Wicketkeeper
Relation Brother - HB Stricker
|Test debut||South Africa v England at Johannesburg, Jan 1-5, 1910 scorecard|
|Last Test||England v South Africa at The Oval, Aug 12-13, 1912 scorecard|
Louis Anthony Stricker, a former South African Test batsman, died at Cape Town on February 5 at the age of 75. He was born at Kimberley on May 26, 1884, and represented Transvaal in domestic cricket, scoring an innings of 101 for them at Pretoria in 1909-10 against the M.C.C. touring side, when he and J. W. Zulch shared an opening stand of 215. He played in four of the Tests against England that season, and was a member of the South African side in Australia in 1910-11. In his first match on Australian soil, against South Australia at Adelaide, he scored 146, and repeated this score in a minor match later on. He visited England in 1912, when he took part in the Triangular Tournament, but he had only a moderate tour, his highest score being 99 against Hampshire at Bournemouth. Altogether he played in 13 Tests for South Africa and scored 342 runs at an average of 14.25.
The Cricketer Spring Annual, 1960
Louis Stricker played as an opening bat for Transvaal and took part in 13 Tests for South Africa against England and Australia between 1909 and 1912, but he failed to reach fifty in any of them. For Transvaal against HDG Leveson-Gower's MCC team in 1910 he (101) and JW Zulch (176) scored 215 together in two hours and 20 minutes, which then constituted a record for the first wicket against a touring side in South Africa.
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack
Brother of H.B. (Transvaal)
Plays of the Day from the second ODI between England and India, in Cardiff
Plays of the day from the third ODI between England and India at Trent Bridge
Plays of the day from the tri-series match between Zimbabwe and South Africa
Would he have fared better than the incumbent middle-order batsmen, Root and Ballance?