Full name Basil George von Brandis Melle
Born March 31, 1891, Somerset West, Cape Province
Died January 8, 1966, Orchards, Johannesburg, Transvaal (aged 74 years 283 days)
Major teams Hampshire, Oxford University, Transvaal, Western Province
Batting style Right-hand bat
|First-class span||1908/09 - 1923/24|
Basil Melle was one of the first exponents of leg theory.
Father of M.G. (Transvaal, Western Province).
Since the retirement of Sri Lanka's big two batsmen there has been a lot of talk about what the new-look line-up needs to do, but the end product has been harder to find