Full name George Lancelot Tapscott
Born November 7, 1889, Barkly West, Cape Province
Died December 13, 1940, Kimberley, Cape Province (aged 51 years 36 days)
Major teams South Africa, Griqualand West
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm medium
|Only Test||South Africa v England at Durban, Dec 13-17, 1913 scorecard|
|First-class span||1910/11 - 1922/23|
George Lancelot Tapscott, died at Kimberley on December 13, 1940, aged 61. A hard-hitting batsman, he scarcely fulfilled the promise given in an innings of 106 for Griqualand West against Natal in March 1911. In the following December, by brilliant hitting he scored 111 in seventy minutes and 60 for the Rest of South Africa against Transvaal; but he failed to gain selection for the South African team that toured England in 1912. When the England team under J. W. H. T. Douglas visited South Africa in 1913-14, Tapscott played in the first Test match, but scored only 4 and 1, and was not called upon again, though he continued to bat and bowl with considerable success for Griqualand West until 1923, when he gave up first-class cricket because of knee trouble. His brother, L. B. Tapscott, also played for South Africa.
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack
Also: the fastest Indian to 50 wickets, and Yasir Shah's unwanted "double-hundred"