Full name Basil George von Brandis Melle
Born March 31, 1891, Somerset West, Cape Province
Died January 8, 1966, Orchards, Johannesburg, Transvaal (aged 74 years 283 days)
Major teams Hampshire, Oxford University, Transvaal, Western Province
Batting style Right-hand bat
|First-class span||1908/09 - 1923/24|
Basil Melle was one of the first exponents of leg theory.
Father of M.G. (Transvaal, Western Province).
Thirty years ago England were battered, bruised, broken and blackwashed in the Caribbean