Buster Farrer      

Full name William Stephen Farrer

Born December 8, 1936, King William's Town, Cape Province

Current age 80 years 42 days

Major teams South Africa, Border

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm offbreak

Relation Father - SEP Farrer, Brother - PE Farrer

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 6s Ct St
Tests 6 10 2 221 40 27.62 0 0 0 2 0
First-class 69 124 13 4815 211 43.37 12 22 41 0
List A 1 1 0 33 33 33.00 0 0 1 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 6 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 69 507 194 4 1/2 48.50 2.29 126.7 0 0
List A 1 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Career statistics
Test debut South Africa v New Zealand at Cape Town, Jan 1-4, 1962 scorecard
Last Test New Zealand v South Africa at Auckland, Mar 13-17, 1964 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class span 1954/55 - 1969/70
List A span 1969/70 - 1969/70
Profile

A right-hand batsman, William Stephen Farrer, better known as Buster, was a product of Dale College. Representing his country at both cricket and hockey he also had colours for Border in tennis, bowls, golf and squash. In 1962 he was voted as one of five SA Cricket Annual players of the year. In 1968 he was voted as Border Sports Star of the year for his cricketing achievements and followed it up in 1971 with the same award, this time for hockey. Buster's major asset was his wonderful, unflustered temperament. Only having played in six Tests between 1961-62 and 1963-64, all against New Zealand, three in South Africa and three in New Zealand. In contrast his first-class career spanned 15 years in which he scored 12 hundreds and 22 fifties for an average of 43.37. He also has four first-class wickets as a very occasional off-spin bowler.
Keith Lane

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S Africa U19 163/9 Zim U19 120/4 (34.3/50 ov, target 164)
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