Full name Walter Wareham Wade
Born June 18, 1914, Durban, Natal
Died May 31, 2003, Durban, Natal (aged 88 years 347 days)
Major teams South Africa, Natal
Batting style Right-hand bat
Fielding position Wicketkeeper
|Test debut||South Africa v England at Johannesburg, Dec 24-28, 1938 scorecard|
|Last Test||South Africa v Australia at Durban, Jan 20-24, 1950 scorecard|
|First-class span||1935/36 - 1949/50|
|Only Test||South Africa v Australia at Cape Town, Jan 22-27, 1970 scorecard|
The South Africa wicketkeeper-batsman Billy Wade, who made 11 appearances either side of World War II, died in Durban aged 88. Wade played three Tests in the home series against England in 1938-39 and scored his only Test century at Port Elizabeth in the 1948-49 series against England. After retiring from first-class cricket Wade became an umpire, standing in one Test at Newlands in 1969-70. Wade, whose brother Herby captained South Africa to their first Test and series wins in England in 1935, scored 511 Test runs at 28.
Wisden Cricket Monthly, July 2003
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