Full name Clive Berrange van Ryneveld
Born March 19, 1928, St James, Cape Town, Cape Province
Current age 87 years 134 days
Major teams South Africa, Oxford University, Western Province
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Legbreak googly
|Test debut||England v South Africa at Nottingham, Jun 7-12, 1951 scorecard|
|Last Test||South Africa v Australia at Port Elizabeth, Feb 28-Mar 4, 1958 scorecard|
|First-class span||1946/47 - 1962/63|
Widely considered one of the greatest allround sportsmen produced by South Africa, by the time Clive van Ryneveld left Oxford University, where he was a double Blue, he had already been capped at cricket and rugby (the latter as a three-quarter for England). He was a talented batsman, useful legspinner and outstanding fielder. He toured England in 1951making 983 runs at 29.78, which included a career-best 150 against Yorkshire, and also enjoyed a good series against New Zealand in 1953-54. But as the demands of his career as a barrister began to take more of his time, his cricketing outings grew less frequent, but he was still able to captain South Africa against England in 1956-57 and Australia the following summer. He retired from cricket and subsequently became a member of the House of Assembly.
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