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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).
After the tragedy of Phillip Hughes' death, this match showed that cricket and life will continue to go on. This time Test cricket dug in and got through to tea.
The new stand-in captain has the makings of a long-term leader, given his ability to stay ahead of the game
Turning your back on a system that the whole cricketing world wants a discussion on, refusing to discuss it because it is not 100%, is not good enough
After a long time we have seen an Indian team and captain enjoy the challenge of trying to overcome stronger opposition in an overseas Test