Henry van der Spuy      

Full name Tobias Mostert Henry van der Spuy

Born May 28, 1915, Mowbray, Cape Town, Cape Province

Died June 17, 2006, Cape Town, South Africa (aged 91 years 20 days)

Major teams Griqualand West, Orange Free State, Western Province

Batting style Left-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm bowler

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 Ct St
First-class 32 56 10 1411 121* 30.67 3 3 18 0
Bowling averages
Mat Balls Runs Wkts BBI Ave Econ SR 5w 10
First-class 32 2204 1228 46 6/95 26.69 3.34 47.9 2 0
Career statistics
First-class span 1933-1951
Profile

Henry van der Spuy's career extended over almost two decades either side of the Second World War but during that time he played only 32 first-class matches, primarily for Western Province in between spells with Griqualand West and Orange Free State. A middle-order batsman and offspinner, his best period came in his first two seasons with Western Province when he scored all three of his hundreds and took the bulk of his wickets. In 1936-37, only two bowlers took more than his 24 wickets, and he chipped in with a career-best 121* against Transvaal. The war robbed him of his best years, and after a season with Western Province in 1946-47 he dropped out of the game before returning - with little success - for Orange Free State in 1950-51.
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Country Fixtures Country Results
Cross Pool: KZN-Inland v KZ-Natal at Pietermaritzburg - Nov 27-29
KZN-Inland 197 & 167 KZ-Natal 123 & 36/1
Pool B: Boland v Free State at Paarl - Nov 27-29
Free State 347/6d Boland 33/3
Cross Pool: Easterns v S West D at Benoni - Nov 27-29
S West D 264 & 289/2d Easterns 163 & 24/1
Cross Pool: Gauteng v Border at Johannesburg - Nov 27-29
Gauteng 359/8d Border 193 & 76/3 (f/o)
3rd ODI: India Women v SA Women at Bangalore - Nov 28
SA Women won by 4 wickets (with 12 balls remaining)
Knights v Dolphins at Kimberley - Nov 28
Knights 167/5 Dolphins 50/3 (9.3/20 ov)
Lions v Titans at Potchefstroom - Nov 28
Lions 179/3 Titans 63/1 (8.3/20 ov)
Warriors v Cape Cobras at Port Elizabeth - Nov 28
Cape Cobras 187/3 Warriors 42/3 (7.4/20 ov)
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