Basil Grieve      

Full name Basil Arthur Firebrace Grieve

Born May 28, 1864, Kilburn, Middlesex

Died November 19, 1917, Eastbourne, Sussex (aged 53 years 175 days)

Major teams England

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm medium-fast

Education Harrow School

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 2 3 2 40 14* 40.00 0 0 6 0 0 0
First-class 2 3 2 40 14* 40.00 0 0 0 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 2 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 2 - - - - - - - - - - - -
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 - 1888/89
Profile

Basil Grieve's two Test appearances - both made during Major Warton's tour in 1888-89 - make up his entire first-class career. He was not a slouch, and had been a medium-paced opening bowler for Harrow and MCC. A wine merchant by trade, he died in 1917 of natural causes. Such was his impact on the cricket world, Wisden carried a three-line obituary which failed to mention his appearances for England.
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Oct 1, 1888

The first MCC side to tour South Africa under the management of Major Wharton  1888-89. Standing: BAF Grieve, AC Skinner, AJ Fothergill, JM Read, R Abel. Sitting: CA Smith, Major Warton, The Hon. CJ Coventry, JEP McMaster, MP Bowden. Front:  JH Roberts, H Wood. Insets: J. Briggs, G Ulyett, F Hearne.

The first MCC side to tour South Africa 1888-89

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