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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
Basil Melle was one of the first exponents of leg theory.
Father of M.G. (Transvaal, Western Province).
A look back at five high-profile exhibition matches
Bide your time, put your body behind each delivery, and play with the batsman's mind