Full name Kenneth Charles Myburgh Hands
Born March 22, 1892, Stellenbosch, Cape Province
Died November 18, 1954, Paris, France (aged 62 years 241 days)
Major teams Oxford University, Western Province
Batting style Right-hand bat
Education Diocesan College, Rondebosch; University College, Oxford
|First-class span||1912 - 1930/31|
Kenneth Hands, who died in Paris on November 18, aged 62, was the youngest of three brothers who played cricket for South Africa, though his own appearance was in one of the unofficial Test matches against the Hon. Lionel Tennyson's English team of 1924-25. After gaining a Blue at rugby football in 1912, he was tried for the Oxford University cricket XI before returning to South Africa, where he played regularly for Western Province from 1921 to 1931. In all first-class matches, he scored 1,543 runs average 29.11. Of his three centuries, the highest was 171 not out against Natal in a Currie Cup match at Cape Town in 1925-26.
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack
Also: the fastest Indian to 50 wickets, and Yasir Shah's unwanted "double-hundred"