Bruce Mitchell      

Full name Bruce Mitchell

Born January 8, 1909, Ferreira Deep Gold Mine, Johannesburg, Transvaal

Died July 1, 1995, Abbotsford, Johannesburg, Transvaal (aged 86 years 174 days)

Major teams South Africa, Transvaal

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Legbreak

Bruce Mitchell
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 6s Ct St
Tests 42 80 9 3471 189* 48.88 8 21 1 56 0
First-class 173 281 30 11395 195 45.39 30 55 228 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 42 39 2525 1380 27 5/87 5/87 51.11 3.27 93.5 1 1 0
First-class 173 12360 6382 249 6/33 25.63 3.09 49.6 15 2
Career statistics
Test debut England v South Africa at Birmingham, Jun 15-18, 1929 scorecard
Last Test South Africa v England at Port Elizabeth, Mar 5-9, 1949 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class span 1925-1950
Profile

Bruce Mitchell appeared in every one of South Africa's 42 Tests from 1929 to 1949 and ranks among the finest batsmen produced by his country. His total of 3471 Test runs (48.88) is the largest by any Springbok, and only Dudley Nourse (nine) made more than his eight Test centuries.

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Aug 18, 1947

South Africa's Bruce Mitchell on his way to a century against England at the Oval, 1947

South Africa's Bruce Mitchell bats

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Aug 1947

Bruce Mitchell pushes a single to reach his second-innings hundred against England at The Oval - he also made a century in the first, England v SOuth AFrica, 5th Test, The Oval, August 1947

Bruce Mitchell pushes a single to reach his hundred

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May 1947

Bruce Mitchell (left) and Dennis Dyer open the 1947 tour for the South Africans at Worcester, May 1947

Bruce Mitchell (left) and Dennis Dyer open the 1947 tour

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Notes

Wisden Cricketer of the Year 1936

Country Fixtures Country Results
2nd Test: Sri Lanka v South Africa at Colombo (SSC) - Jul 24-28
Sri Lanka 421 & 11/0 South Africa 282
Australia A v Sth Africa A at Darwin
Jul 29, 2014 (10:00 local | 00:30 GMT | 20:30 EDT | 19:30 CDT | 17:30 PDT)
NPS v Sth Africa A at Darwin
Jul 31, 2014 (10:00 local | 00:30 GMT | 20:30 EDT | 19:30 CDT | 17:30 PDT)
1st Youth Test: England U19 v S Africa U19 at Cambridge
Aug 1-4, 2014 (11:00 local | 10:00 GMT | 06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT)
1st unofficial Test: Australia A v Sth Africa A at Townsville
Aug 7-10, 2014 (09:30 local | 23:30 GMT | 19:30 EDT | 18:30 CDT | 16:30 PDT)
2nd Youth Test: England U19 v S Africa U19 at Northampton
Aug 7-10, 2014 (11:00 local | 10:00 GMT | 06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT)
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