Bert Somers-Vine      

Full name Robert Edward Somers-Vine

Born June 2, 1912, Johannesburg, Transvaal

Died June 6, 1989, Johannesburg, Transvaal (aged 77 years 4 days)

Major teams Transvaal

Batting style Right-hand bat

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 Ct St
First-class 10 19 2 508 119 29.88 1 2 5 0
Bowling averages
Mat Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave SR 4w 5w 10
First-class 10 115 0 - - - - 0 0 0
Career statistics
First-class span 1931-1946
Profile

Bert Somers-Vine, who died in Johannesuzg, South Africa, on June 6, was a batsman and change bowler who played for Transvaal between 1931-32 and 1945-46. He also appeared in wartime first-class cricket in South Africa and in December 1942 captained the Rest of South Africa to victory at the Old Wanderers ground, Johannesburg; over an Air Force X1 skippered by Walter Hammond. In ten first-class matches Somers-Vine scored 508 runs in 19 innings, with two not outs and an average of 29.38. His best score, and only first-class century, was 119 for Transvaal against Rhodesia at Bulawayo in March 946 in his last first-class innings. Somers-Vine's most relevant first-class innings however was 90 out of 176 scored for Transvaal v Griqualand West at Kimberley in January 1940; it was by far the highest innings of the match and ensured victory for his side. After his retirement Somers-Vine, a lawyer, was active in cricket administration. He was on the Transvaal cricket board of control for 18 years, serving as vice-chairman for six of these years. He was also instrumental in the building of the new Wanderers stadium in Johannesburg.
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Country Fixtures Country Results
1st Test: South Africa v West Indies at Centurion - Dec 17-21
South Africa 552/5d West Indies 201 & 76/2 (f/o)
Dolphins v Warriors at Pietermaritzburg - Dec 18-21
Warriors 353 Dolphins 262/8
Cape Cobras v Lions at Cape Town - Dec 18-21
Lions 413 Cape Cobras 214/4
Pool B: Gauteng v KZN-Inland at Johannesburg - Dec 18-20
Gauteng 224 & 5/1 KZN-Inland 184
Cross Pool: Griq West v Boland at Kimberley - Dec 18-20
Griq West 296 & 127/4 Boland 401
Knights v Titans at Bloemfontein - Dec 18-21
Titans 366 & 115/3 Knights 185
Pool A: North West v Northerns at Potchefstroom - Dec 18-20
North West 243 & 201/4 Northerns 250
Namibia U19 v KZN In U19 at Pretoria
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