Full name Edward Alexander van der Merwe
Born November 9, 1903, Rustenburg, Transvaal
Died February 26, 1971, Auckland Park, Johannesburg, Transvaal (aged 67 years 109 days)
Major teams South Africa, Transvaal
Batting style Right-hand bat
Fielding position Wicketkeeper
|Test debut||England v South Africa at Leeds, Jul 13-16, 1929 scorecard|
|Last Test||South Africa v Australia at Durban, Feb 28-Mar 3, 1936 scorecard|
|First-class span||1928/29 - 1937/38|
Edward van der Merwe was a superb allround sportsman who represented his university at rugby, football, athletics and cricket, going on to play cricket and rugby for Transvaal. A competent wicketkeeper, he toured England in 1929 and Australia and New Zealand in 1931-32 as understudy to Jock Cameron. His two Test appearances were six years apart - the first against England in 1929 and the second in Australia in 1935-36.
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