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Full name Cyril de Lacey White
Born January 1, 1909, Butterworth, Cape Province (now Transkei)
Died November 30, 1987, Vincent, East London, Cape Province (aged 78 years 333 days)
Major teams Border
Batting style Left-hand bat
Relation Brother - CL White
Cyril de Lacey White, died at East London on December 2, 1987, aged 78. Playing for Border at Queenstown in 1946-47, he caught three Griqualand West batsmen off successive balls while fielding at forward short leg to Ray Beesly, a left-arm medium-fast bowler. Only one other fielder had achieved such a hat-trick, G. J. Thompson of Northamptonshire in 1914; G. O. Dawkes of Derbyshire, who subsequently performed the feat in 1958, was a wicket-keeper. A solid left-hand opening bat, whose brother Clive also represented Border, in White made the first of 38 first-class appearances for Border in 1929-30 and the last in 1949-50, having scored 1,454 runs at 21.33, taken 32 catches and become the first batsman to score 1,000 runs for the province, for whom he also played Currie Cup rugby. His highest innings was 189 against Natal in 1934-35.
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