Rupert de Smidt      

Full name Rupert de Smidt

Born November 23, 1883, Cape Town, Cape Province

Died August 3, 1986, Cape Town, Cape Province (aged 102 years 253 days)

Major teams Western Province

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Legbreak

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 Ct St
First-class 4 5 1 74 42* 18.50 0 0 6 0
Bowling averages
Mat Balls Runs Wkts BBI Ave Econ SR 5w 10
First-class 4 606 288 16 4/40 18.00 2.85 37.8 0 0
Career statistics
First-class span 1912/13 - 1912/13
Profile

Rupert De Smidt, who died in Cape Town, South Africa, on August 3, 1986, aged 102, was believed to be the oldest first-class cricketer. A fast bowler, he played four times for Western Province between 1911 and 1913, taking 16 wickets at 18.00 apiece.
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack

Country Fixtures Country Results
Pool B: Boland v Namibia at Paarl - Mar 23-25
Namibia 279 Boland 23/1 (6 ov)
Cross Pool: Gauteng v Border at Johannesburg - Mar 23-25
Gauteng 180/1 (49 ov)
Pool A: North West v S West D at Potchefstroom - Mar 23-25
S West D 226 North West 107/0 (33.5 ov)
Pool A: Northerns v Northern Cpe at Pretoria - Mar 23-25
Northern Cpe 134 Northerns 110/4 (33 ov)
Cross Pool: W Province v KZN-Inland at Cape Town - Mar 23-25
W Province 270 KZN-Inland 14/1 (9 ov)
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