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Basil Crews      

Full name Basil Hyde Crews

Born March 15, 1925, Robertson, Cape Province

Died April 14, 2005, Hermanus, Western Cape, South Africa (aged 80 years 30 days)

Major teams Border, Eastern Province, South African Universities, Transvaal, Western Province

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Legbreak googly

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 Ct St
First-class 16 31 1 588 110 19.60 2 0 8 0
Bowling averages
Mat Runs Wkts BBI Ave 5w 10
First-class 16 128 3 3/53 42.66 0 0
Career statistics
First-class span 1945/46 - 1958/59

A middle-order batsman, Basil Crews played 16 first-class matches for five different sides in a career which spanned 13 seasons. In 1948-49 he scored 104 for South African Universities against MCC, but after a couple more indifferent seasons he disappeared from the first-class scene. He reappeared for Border in 1956-57, making a career-best 110 in his third comeback match, but he failed to make his mark after that. An accountant by profession, he spent time in Rhodesia and Europe which did not help his cricket career. The cricket pavilion at Rondebosch school is named after Crews, who was a generous benefactor to the establishment.
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