Full name Michael George Melle
Born June 3, 1930, Forest Town, Johannesburg, Transvaal
Died December 28, 2003, Betty's Bay, Western Cape, South Africa (aged 73 years 208 days)
Major teams South Africa, Transvaal, Western Province
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm fast
|Test debut||South Africa v Australia at Johannesburg, Feb 10-14, 1950 scorecard|
|Last Test||Australia v South Africa at Adelaide, Jan 24-29, 1953 scorecard|
|First-class span||1948/49 - 1953/54|
Michael Melle was a quick right-arm bowler who took 5 for 113 on his debut against Australia at Johannesburg in 1949-50. He toured England in 1951, taking 50 wickets but was restricted after undergoing an operation during the series. He played only one Test that summer, taking 4 for 9 at The Oval. In Australia and New Zealand in 1952-53 he took another 14 Test wickets, and at Launceston took a career-best 9 for 22.
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Son of B.G.von B. (Western Province, Transvaal, Hampshire).
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