Henry Taberer      

Full name Henry Melville Taberer

Born October 7, 1870, Keiskammahoek, Cape Province

Died June 5, 1932, Stormfontein, Colesberg, Cape Province (aged 61 years 242 days)

Major teams South Africa, Natal, Oxford University

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm fast

Relation Brother - WS Taberer

Henry Melville Taberer
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 1 1 0 2 2 2.00 0 0 0 0 0 0
First-class 11 20 3 222 47* 13.05 0 0 5 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 1 2 60 48 1 1/25 1/48 48.00 4.80 60.0 0 0 0
First-class 11 960 446 22 4/14 20.27 2.78 43.6 0 0
Career statistics
Only Test South Africa v Australia at Johannesburg, Oct 11-14, 1902 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class span 1891-1903
Profile

A useful allrounder, Henry Melville Taberer was educated at St. Andrew's School, Grahamstown, he went up to Oxford in 1889 but, although tried several times for the University XI, failed to get his Blue for cricket. He represented Oxford against Cambridge, however, at athletics and rugby football and played cricket for Essex, Natal, Rhodesia and the Transvaal. He captained South Africa on his Test debut against Australia at Johannesburg in 1902-03 - ti was his only appearance for his country. A powerful hitter and quick bowler who once, for a bet, threw a cricket ball 100 yards while stood in a tub. At the time of his death he was vice-chairman of the South African Cricket Association and a member of the Board of Control.
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack

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