Full name Walter Rochfort Chalmers
Born July 28, 1934, East London, Cape Province
Died July 18, 2011, Cape Town (aged 76 years 355 days)
Major teams Border, Orange Free State, Western Province
Batting style Left-hand bat
Bowling style Slow left-arm orthodox
Education Dale College, King William's Town
|First-class span||1951/52 - 1963/64|
Wally Chalmers was a slow left-armer whose chances of playing at a higher level were severely handicapped by his weakness in the field and almost complete ability with the bat. "He was certainly the best left-arm spinner I came across and I, and many others, considered him to be the best left arm spinner in South Africa," former team-mate Robin Thorne said. But his fielding left a lot to be desired." The bulk of Chalmers' career was with Border, although he turned out seven times for Orange Free State between 1960 and 1963 and he played one final match for Western Province in 1963-64. In 1956-57 he took 5 for 133 as the touring MCC side made 400 for 8, and a year later he returned 2 for 40 off 17 overs against the Australians.
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