Billy Wade      

Full name Walter Wareham Wade

Born June 18, 1914, Durban, Natal

Died May 31, 2003, Durban, Natal (aged 88 years 347 days)

Major teams South Africa, Natal

Batting style Right-hand bat

Fielding position Wicketkeeper

Other Umpire

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 6s Ct St
Tests 11 19 1 511 125 28.38 1 3 1 15 2
First-class 46 66 7 2859 208 48.45 8 13 52 26
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 11 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 46 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Career statistics
Test debut South Africa v England at Johannesburg, Dec 24-28, 1938 scorecard
Last Test South Africa v Australia at Durban, Jan 20-24, 1950 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class span 1935-1950
Umpiring statistics
Only Test South Africa v Australia at Cape Town, Jan 22-27, 1970 scorecard
Test matches 1
Test statistics
Profile

The South Africa wicketkeeper-batsman Billy Wade, who made 11 appearances either side of World War II, died in Durban aged 88. Wade played three Tests in the home series against England in 1938-39 and scored his only Test century at Port Elizabeth in the 1948-49 series against England. After retiring from first-class cricket Wade became an umpire, standing in one Test at Newlands in 1969-70. Wade, whose brother Herby captained South Africa to their first Test and series wins in England in 1935, scored 511 Test runs at 28.
Wisden Cricket Monthly, July 2003

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