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Full name Glen Gordon Hall
Born May 24, 1938, Pretoria, Transvaal
Died June 26, 1987, Ramsgate, Natal (aged 49 years 33 days)
Major teams South Africa, Eastern Province, North Eastern Transvaal
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Legbreak
|Only Test||South Africa v England at Cape Town, Jan 1-6, 1965 scorecard|
Glen Hall was a legspinner who made a sensational first-class debut in 1961-62 when he took 9 for 122 in the first innings for South African Universities against Western Province - he finished with match figures of 13 for 146. But thereafter he only appeared irregularly, and his only Test outing came at Cape Town in 1964-65 when he took one wicket against England. His career was over before he was 30, and he committed suicide in 1987 aged 49.
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