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Full name Alfred German Archer
Born December 6, 1871, Richmond-upon-Thames, Surrey
Died July 15, 1935, Seaford, Sussex (aged 63 years 221 days)
Major teams England, Worcestershire
Batting style Right-hand bat
Fielding position Wicketkeeper
|Only Test||South Africa v England at Cape Town, Apr 1-4, 1899 scorecard|
A competent wicketkeeper who made occasional appearances for the MCC, Worcestershire and Shropshire, Alfred Archer toured South Africa with Lord Hawke's team in 1898-99, and played a single Test - batting No. 10, and not keeping wicket or bowling when Bromley-Davenport was indisposed. He made a useful 24* in the second innings, the highlight of a career so undistinguished that he wasn't good enough to make the XI while at school at Haileybury.
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