Ray White      

Full name Raymond Christopher White

Born January 29, 1941, Johannesburg, Transvaal

Current age 73 years 180 days

Major teams Cambridge University, Gentlemen, Gloucestershire, Transvaal

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm medium

Raymond Christopher White
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 Ct St
First-class 141 248 4 6824 205 27.96 10 67 0
List A 8 8 2 211 64 35.16 0 1 2 0
Bowling averages
Mat Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
First-class 141 589 17 3/17 34.64 0 0
List A 8 - - - - - - - - - - -
Career statistics
First-class span 1960-1973
List A span 1969-1974
Profile

An aggressive top-order batsman, Ray White first made his mark in the Cambridge side, winning four Blues between 1962 and 1965, captaining them in his final year. He also played for Gloucestershire after university between 1962 and 1964, and in 1962 took part in the last Gentlemen v Players match, top scoring in the match for Gentlemen with 95. His best summer was 1962 when he scored 1696 runs at 29.24, including three hundreds, two for Cambridge and one for Gloucestershire. He passed 1000 runs again in 1963. After finishing at Cambridge he continued his career in South Africa with Transvaal, scoting a career-best 205 against Griqualand West in his first season, playing for them through to 1972-73. In 1998 White was elected president of the South African board, but he was forced to resign halfway through his second year and replaced by Percy Sonn. He departed with a swipe at the SA board - "little more than the cricket organ of the ANC" - and said that the game in South Africa was "fracturing along racial lines and that the board was "a cesspool of self-interest and politics".
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Jul 6, 1963

The Cambridge University side of 1963 - Back row (left to right) M. G. Griffith (Magdalen), M. C. Kirkman (St. Catharine's), M. E. Miller (St. John's), A. R. Windows (Jesus), M. H. Rose (Christ's), R. C. Kerslake (St. Catharine's). Front row (left to right) R. A. Hutton (Christ's), E. J. Craig (Trinity), J. M. Brearley (St. John's) captain, A. J. G. Pearson (Jesus), R. C. White (Jesus).

The Cambridge University side of 1963

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Jul 6, 1963

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Notes

South African Cricket Annual Cricketer of the Year 1966

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