Quick Links
Player index by type
Player index by letter

South Africa

Bernard Tancred      

Full name Augustus Bernard Tancred

Born August 20, 1865, Port Elizabeth, Cape Province

Died November 23, 1911, Cape Town, Cape Province (aged 46 years 95 days)

Major teams South Africa, Griqualand West, Kimberley, Marylebone Cricket Club, Transvaal

Also known as AB

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm medium

Education St. Aidan's College, Grahamstown

Relation Brother - VM Tancred, Brother - LJ Tancred, Cousin - FW Smith

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests Insights on test 2 4 1 87 29 29.00 0 0 8 0 2 0
First-class 11 21 1 708 106 35.40 1 5 6 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests Insights on test 2 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 11 484 220 8 3/22 27.50 2.72 60.5 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut South Africa v England at Port Elizabeth, Mar 12-13, 1889 scorecard
Last Test South Africa v England at Cape Town, Mar 25-26, 1889 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class span 1888/89 - 1898/99

Augustus Bernard Tancred, eldest member of the well-known South African brotherhood, died at Cape Town on November 23rd, after an operation. He was born at Port Elizabeth in 1865, and educated at St. Aidan's College, Grahamstown. For about ten years he was undoubtedly the finest batsman in South Africa, and in club cricket met with remarkable success, his best remembered feat being to score 132 and 103 not out for Eclectic v Union at Pretoria in 1896-7. For South Africa against England at Cape Town in March, 1889, he carried his bat through the innings of 47 for 26, being the only player to reach double-figures against Briggs, Ulyett, and Fothergill. His defence was very strong, and he was a good field at point. In 1894 he was asked to visit England as a member of the first South African team, but was unable to do so owing to the claims of business.
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack