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
|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|
|First-class span||1946/47 - 1962/63|
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.
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