Clive van Ryneveld      

Full name Clive Berrange van Ryneveld

Born March 19, 1928, St James, Cape Town, Cape Province

Current age 89 years 4 days

Major teams South Africa, Oxford University, Western Province

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Legbreak googly

Relation Uncle - JM Blanckenberg, Brother - AJ van Ryneveld

Clive Berrange van Ryneveld
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 6s Ct St
Tests 19 33 6 724 83 26.81 0 3 0 14 0
First-class 101 171 12 4803 150 30.20 4 29 71 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 19 20 1554 671 17 4/67 4/82 39.47 2.59 91.4 1 0 0
First-class 101 13329 6230 206 8/48 30.24 2.80 64.7 9 0
Career statistics
Test debut England v South Africa at Nottingham, Jun 7-12, 1951 scorecard
Last Test South Africa v Australia at Port Elizabeth, Feb 28-Mar 4, 1958 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class span 1946/47 - 1962/63
Profile

Widely considered one of the greatest allround sportsmen produced by South Africa, by the time Clive van Ryneveld left Oxford University, where he was a double Blue, he had already been capped at cricket and rugby (the latter as a three-quarter for England). He was a talented batsman, useful legspinner and outstanding fielder. He toured England in 1951making 983 runs at 29.78, which included a career-best 150 against Yorkshire, and also enjoyed a good series against New Zealand in 1953-54. But as the demands of his career as a barrister began to take more of his time, his cricketing outings grew less frequent, but he was still able to captain South Africa against England in 1956-57 and Australia the following summer. He retired from cricket and subsequently became a member of the House of Assembly.
Martin Williamson

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Nov 2011

Clive van Ryneveld, Cape Town, November 2011

Clive van Ryneveld

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2011

Former South African player Clive van Ryneveld

Former South African player Clive van Ryneveld

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May 23, 1951

Clive van Ryneveld signs autographs for youngsters during a tour match against Oxford, Oxford University v South Africans, May 23, 1951

Clive van Ryneveld signs autographs for youngsters during a tour match against Oxford

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Tour Results
PCB XI v England XI at ICCA Dubai - Jan 11-13, 2012
England XI won by 100 runs
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