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Sir De Villiers Graaff      

Full name De Villiers Graaff

Born December 8, 1913, Cape Town, Cape Province

Died October 4, 1999, De Grendel Farm, Tygerburg, Western Cape (aged 85 years 300 days)

Major teams Western Province

Batting style Right-hand bat

Education Diocesan College, Rondebosch; Oxford University

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 Ct St
First-class 2 3 0 99 67 33.00 0 1 0 0
Bowling averages
Mat Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
First-class 2 - - - - - - - - - - -
Career statistics
First-class span 1932/33 - 1932/33

Sir de Villiers Graff played twice for Western Province in a tournament run by WP in place of the Currie Cup in 1932-33. In the second game, against Rest of South Africa, he made 67. He was unfortunate not to play for the university while at Oxford but he did obtain a Blue at boxing. A barrister, he led South Africa's United Party for 21 years and was the leader of the opposition in parliament. In the war he was awarded an MBE and was captured at Tobruk.
Martin Williamson