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Full name Basil Arthur Firebrace Grieve
Born May 28, 1864, Kilburn, Middlesex
Died November 19, 1917, Eastbourne, Sussex (aged 53 years 175 days)
Major teams England
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm medium-fast
Education Harrow School
|Test debut||South Africa v England at Port Elizabeth, Mar 12-13, 1889 scorecard|
|Last Test||South Africa v England at Cape Town, Mar 25-26, 1889 scorecard|
Basil Grieve's two Test appearances - both made during Major Warton's tour in 1888-89 - make up his entire first-class career. He was not a slouch, and had been a medium-paced opening bowler for Harrow and MCC. A wine merchant by trade, he died in 1917 of natural causes. Such was his impact on the cricket world, Wisden carried a three-line obituary which failed to mention his appearances for England.
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