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Martin Hanley      

Full name Martin Andrew Hanley

Born November 10, 1918, Aliwal North, Cape Province

Died June 2, 2000, Bishopscourt, Cape Town, Cape Province (aged 81 years 205 days)

Major teams South Africa, Border, Western Province

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm offbreak

Relation Brother - AWD Hanley, Nephew - RW Hanley

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 1 1 0 0 0 0.00 0 0 0 0 0 0
First-class 33 44 12 308 38 9.62 0 0 27 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 1 2 232 88 1 1/57 1/88 88.00 2.27 232.0 0 0 0
First-class 33 10521 3948 182 8/55 21.69 2.25 57.8 14 6
Career statistics
Only Test South Africa v England at Cape Town, Jan 1-5, 1949 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class span 1939/40 - 1953/54

Martin Andrew Hanley died suddenly from a heart attack at his Bishopscourt, Cape Town home on June 2 at the age of 81. Although he had been suffering from loss of memory for some time, he had still been leading an active life. An offspin bowler, who at his home ground, Newlands, could often turn the ball even more sharply than the renowned Athol Rowan, he represented South Africa in a solitary Test match against George Mann's England side in the 1948-49 season. He was one of the stars of the Western Province side in the immediate post-World War Two period. He took 11 and 12 wickets in a match in his debut season against Eastern Province and North Eastern Transvaal respectively. His finest season was 1952-53 when his 49 wickets were the main contribution to Western Province's first Currie Cup success in 21 years. His nephew, Rupert Hanley, was one of South Africa's best fast bowlers of the isolation period, appearing in two four-day matches against Lawrence Rowe's West Indies XI in 1983-84. He is survived by his wife and three sons.
Michael Owen-Smith, The Cricketer