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Albert Rose-Innes      

Full name Albert Rose-Innes

Born February 16, 1868, Port Elizabeth, Cape Province

Died November 22, 1946, East London, Cape Province (aged 78 years 279 days)

Major teams South Africa, Griqualand West, Kimberley, Transvaal

Also known as A.R.Innes

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Slow left-arm orthodox

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests Insights on test 2 4 0 14 13 3.50 0 0 1 0 2 0
First-class 7 13 4 70 20 7.77 0 0 5 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests Insights on test 2 3 128 89 5 5/43 5/59 17.80 4.17 25.6 0 1 0
First-class 7 608 311 18 5/43 17.27 3.06 33.7 1 0
Career statistics
Test debut South Africa v England at Port Elizabeth, Mar 12-13, 1889 scorecard
Last Test South Africa v England at Cape Town, Mar 25-26, 1889 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class span 1888/89 - 1893/94

Albert Rose-Innes learned his cricket in the Cape but moved to Kimberley in his late teens at the height of the diamond rush. A more than capable allrounder, he was a solid batsman and slow left-armer whose first Test appearance - against England in 1888-89 - was his first-class debut. He took 5 for 43 in the first Test at Cape Town but went wicketless in the second Test at Johannesburg. He played four matches for Kimberley in 1889-90, taking five wickets in the match against Transvaal, and then two matches for Transvaal (where had moved to after his time in the diamond fields) with moderate success in 1984-95. He was in the meeting held before the first Test in 1888-89 which was the formation of the South African Cricket Association representing the Eastern Cape and spent two years as Secretary and Treasurer of the Transvaal Cricket Union before returning to the Cape where he helped to promote the game for many years.
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