Philip Hands      

Full name Philip Albert Myburgh Hands

Born March 18, 1890, Claremont, Cape Town, Cape Province

Died April 27, 1951, Parys, Orange Free State (aged 61 years 40 days)

Major teams South Africa, Western Province

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm bowler

Education Diocesan College, Rondebosch; University College, Oxford

Relation Brother - RHM Hands, Brother - KCM Hands

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 6s Ct St
Tests 7 12 0 300 83 25.00 0 2 4 3 0
First-class 52 86 5 2034 119 25.11 3 10 20 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 7 2 37 18 0 - - - 2.91 - 0 0 0
First-class 52 138 84 5 3/9 16.80 3.65 27.6 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut South Africa v England at Durban, Dec 13-17, 1913 scorecard
Last Test England v South Africa at Manchester, Jul 26-29, 1924 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class span 1906-1927
Profile

A right-hand batsman with a reputation for aggression at all times, Hands lost five of his best years to the Great War at a time he had just broken into the South African side. Against a rampant England side in 1913-14 he scored 281 runs, more than any other South African, with a best of 83 (made out of 98 in 105 minutes) at Port Elizabeth. He served on the western front in the war, winning the DCO and MC. He returned to England in 1924 but his tour was wretched - he made 426 runs in 26 innings and did not bat in the only Test he was selected for. A good allround sportsman, he emulated his two brothers by winning a rugby Blue at Oxford in 1910 but, oddly,. failed to gain one for cricket.
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Country Fixtures Country Results
Australia A v Sth Africa A at Darwin - Jul 29
Australia A won by 148 runs
NPS v Sth Africa A at Darwin
Jul 31, 2014 (10:00 local | 00:30 GMT | 20:30 EDT | 19:30 CDT | 17:30 PDT)
1st Youth Test: England U19 v S Africa U19 at Cambridge
Aug 1-4, 2014 (11:00 local | 10:00 GMT | 06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT)
1st unofficial Test: Australia A v Sth Africa A at Townsville
Aug 7-10, 2014 (09:30 local | 23:30 GMT | 19:30 EDT | 18:30 CDT | 16:30 PDT)
2nd Youth Test: England U19 v S Africa U19 at Northampton
Aug 7-10, 2014 (11:00 local | 10:00 GMT | 06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT)
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