Walter Wareham Wade
June 18, 1914, Durban, Natal
May 31, 2003, Durban, Natal, (aged 88y 347d)
Right hand Bat
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
Batting & Fielding
Umpire & Referee