Jack Plimsoll      

Full name John Bruce Plimsoll

Born October 27, 1917, Kalk Bay, Cape Province

Died November 11, 1999, Cape Town, Cape Province (aged 82 years 15 days)

Major teams South Africa, Natal, Western Province

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Left-arm medium-fast

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Relation Son - JB Plimsoll jnr

John Bruce Plimsoll
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 6s Ct St
Tests 1 2 1 16 8* 16.00 0 0 0 0 0
First-class 39 47 13 386 51 11.35 0 1 9 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 1 2 237 143 3 3/128 3/143 47.66 3.62 79.0 0 0 0
First-class 39 10767 3581 155 7/35 23.10 1.99 69.4 9 3
Career statistics
Only Test England v South Africa at Manchester, Jul 5-9, 1947 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class span 1939-1950
Profile

John Bruce Plimsoll, who died in Cape Town on November 11 aged 82, was a tail-end batsman and left-arm medium-fast bowler who played for Western Province and Natal between 1939-40 and 1949-50. He toured England with the 1947 Springboks, taking 68 wickets at an average of 23.32, and played in his sole Test at Old Trafford in which he toiled hard to take three wickets in the first innings for 143. In a first-class career badly interrupted by the war, Plimsoll played 39 matches and took 155 wickets at 23.10. His best bowling was 7 for 35 for Western Province against Griqualand West at Kimberley in 1946-47, when his match figures of 10 for 88 contributed much to a Currie Cup victory. He scored 386 runs at an average of 11.35, with a best of 51 for Western against Eastern Province at Cape Town in 1947-48. He gained greater fame as an administrator. He was the manager of the successful 1965 team that toured England and served the Western Province Cricket Union as vice-president under Boon Wallace. He also served Mowbray Golf Club as club captain. He is survived by his wife and four children. His elder son, John, represented South African Universities while studying at Stellenbosch University.
Michael Owen-Smith October 2004

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