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Cyril White      

Full name Cyril de Lacey White

Born January 1, 1909, Butterworth, Cape Province (now Transkei)

Died November 30, 1987, Vincent, East London, Cape Province (aged 78 years 333 days)

Major teams Border

Batting style Left-hand bat

Relation Brother - CL White

Cyril de Lacey White
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 Ct St
First-class 38 71 3 1454 189 21.38 2 2 34 0
Bowling averages
Mat Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave SR 4w 5w 10
First-class 38 91 0 - - - - 0 0 0
Career statistics
First-class span 1929/30 - 1950/51
Profile

Cyril de Lacey White, died at East London on December 2, 1987, aged 78. Playing for Border at Queenstown in 1946-47, he caught three Griqualand West batsmen off successive balls while fielding at forward short leg to Ray Beesly, a left-arm medium-fast bowler. Only one other fielder had achieved such a hat-trick, G. J. Thompson of Northamptonshire in 1914; G. O. Dawkes of Derbyshire, who subsequently performed the feat in 1958, was a wicket-keeper. A solid left-hand opening bat, whose brother Clive also represented Border, in White made the first of 38 first-class appearances for Border in 1929-30 and the last in 1949-50, having scored 1,454 runs at 21.33, taken 32 catches and become the first batsman to score 1,000 runs for the province, for whom he also played Currie Cup rugby. His highest innings was 189 against Natal in 1934-35.
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Cyril White

Cyril White

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