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Full name Henry Melville Taberer
Born October 7, 1870, Keiskammahoek, Cape Province
Died June 5, 1932, Stormfontein, Colesberg, Cape Province (aged 61 years 242 days)
Major teams South Africa, Natal, Oxford University
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm fast
Relation Brother - WS Taberer
|Only Test||South Africa v Australia at Johannesburg, Oct 11-14, 1902 scorecard|
A useful allrounder, Henry Melville Taberer was educated at St. Andrew's School, Grahamstown, he went up to Oxford in 1889 but, although tried several times for the University XI, failed to get his Blue for cricket. He represented Oxford against Cambridge, however, at athletics and rugby football and played cricket for Essex, Natal, Rhodesia and the Transvaal. He captained South Africa on his Test debut against Australia at Johannesburg in 1902-03 - ti was his only appearance for his country. A powerful hitter and quick bowler who once, for a bet, threw a cricket ball 100 yards while stood in a tub. At the time of his death he was vice-chairman of the South African Cricket Association and a member of the Board of Control.
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