Sandy Bell      

Full name Alexander John Bell

Born April 15, 1906, East London, Cape Province

Died August 1, 1985, Mowbray, Cape Town, Cape Province (aged 79 years 108 days)

Major teams Rhodesia, South Africa, Western Province

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm fast-medium

Alexander John Bell
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 6s Ct St
Tests 16 23 12 69 26* 6.27 0 0 0 6 0
First-class 63 79 45 311 32* 9.14 0 0 27 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 16 26 3342 1567 48 6/99 6/159 32.64 2.81 69.6 1 4 0
First-class 63 5312 228 8/34 23.29 10 1
Career statistics
Test debut England v South Africa at Lord's, Jun 29-Jul 2, 1929 scorecard
Last Test England v South Africa at Manchester, Jul 27-30, 1935 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class span 1925-1939
Profile

Wisden obituary
Alexander John 'Sandy' Bell, who played sixteen times for South Africa between 1929 and 1935, died in Cape Town on August 2, 1985, aged 79. In all but two of his Tests he opened the bowling, sometimes working up a good pace, bringing the ball down from a considerable height and capable of late in-swing. He toured England twice, in 1929 and 1935, and took 23 wickets in five Tests in Australia in 1931-32, claiming five wickets in an innings in successive Test matches at Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide. He had his best Test figures in his first Test match, at Lord's when he took the last six wickets in England's first innings and finished with six for 99. In the same series he shared what remains the record tenth-wicket partnership for South Africa in Test cricket - 103 with H. G. Owen-Smith at Headingley. Though no batsman himself, Bell's share was 26. Altogether he took 48 Test wickets (32.65) and 228 first-class wickets (23.29) At Cape Town in 1929-30 he took thirteen for 61 for Western Province against Eastern Province.
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack

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Mar 15, 2005

Sandy Bell (Western Province, Rhodesia, South Africa)

Sandy Bell (Western Province, Rhodesia, South Africa)

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