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HH Castens      

Full name Herbert Hayton Castens

Born November 23, 1864, Pearston, Cape Province

Died October 18, 1929, Fulham, London, England (aged 64 years 329 days)

Major teams Eastern Province, Western Province

Fielding position Wicketkeeper

Education Rugby School; Oxford University

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 Ct St
First-class 4 6 0 250 165 41.66 1 1 4 2
Bowling averages
Mat Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
First-class 4 - - - - - - - - - - -
Career statistics
First-class span 1889/90 - 1893/94

HH Castens was born in South Africa and came to England where he was educated at Rugby and Oxford, where he studied law, winning a Blue at rugby . He also played for Middlesex and South of England. In 1889-90 he played for Western Province, scoring 165 on Christmas Day against Eastern Province. In 1891 a British rugby side toured South Africa and Castens refereed the tour opener and on July 30 he captained South Africa in their first Test at Port Elizabeth which they lost. He also managed and coached Western Province while still playing for them.

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