Full name William Alfred Shalders
Born February 12, 1880, Kimberley, Cape Province
Died March 18, 1917, Cradock, Cape Province (aged 37 years 34 days)
Major teams South Africa, Griqualand West, London County, Transvaal
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm medium
|Test debut||South Africa v England at Cape Town, Apr 1-4, 1899 scorecard|
|Last Test||England v South Africa at The Oval, Aug 19-21, 1907 scorecard|
|First-class span||1897/98 - 1908/09|
William Shalders died at Cradock, Cape Province, March 18. Griqualand West XI: Transvaal XI; played for South Africa in Test matches v. England and Australia. Was a member of the teams that came to England in 1904 and 1907. Without being one of the stars of the famous South African side in 1907, Shalders was a very useful bat. He played an innings of 108 against Hampshire, and came out sixth on the list for the whole tour, getting 747 runs in 22 matches, with an average of just under 22. His best scores in the three Test games were 31 and not out 24 at the Oval. For the 1904 team he had an excellent record, scoring 842 runs and averaging 27. As his biggest innings was 81 his figures meant very consistent work.
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