Gavin Pfuhl      

Full name Gavin Pattison Pfuhl

Born August 27, 1947, Mowbray, Cape Town, Cape Province

Died April 1, 2002, Cape Town, Cape Province (aged 54 years 217 days)

Major teams Western Province

Batting style Right-hand bat

Fielding position Wicketkeeper

Gavin Pattison Pfuhl
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 Ct St
First-class 95 132 24 2331 117 21.58 1 9 280 34
List A 21 13 4 165 47 18.33 0 0 36 5
Bowling averages
Mat Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
First-class 95 - - - - - - - - - - -
List A 21 - - - - - - - - - - -
Career statistics
First-class span 1967-1980
List A span 1969-1980
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Wisden Obituary
Pfuhl, Gavin Pattison, died in Cape Town on April 1, 2002, aged 54, from a viral complication after a heart transplant. The day before the operation, he had been doing cricket commentary for television. Gavin Pfuhl kept wicket for Western Province when they won the Currie Cup in 1970, 1975 and 1978, and in 95 first-class games between 1967-68 and 1979-80 took 280 catches and made 34 stumpings. He also scored 2,331 runs at 21.58. "He was an excellent keeper in the days when Province had Denys Hobson bowling leg-spin," recalled Ali Bacher, who played for Transvaal against him. Twice, against Rhodesia in 1970-71 and Eastern Province in his final season, Pfuhl held six catches in an innings. He followed up the first instance - in a non-Currie Cup game at Salisbury - by hitting his only century, 117, despite being hit on the head by a Mike Procter bouncer.
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Former WP wicketkeeper and administrator passed away in Cape Town on Monday

Former WP wicketkeeper and administrator passed away in Cape Town on Monday

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