Edward Alexander van der Merwe
November 09, 1903, Rustenburg, Transvaal
February 26, 1971, Auckland Park, Johannesburg, Transvaal, (aged 67y 109d)
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Edward van der Merwe was a superb allround sportsman who represented his university at rugby, football, athletics and cricket, going on to play cricket and rugby for Transvaal. A competent wicketkeeper, he toured England in 1929 and Australia and New Zealand in 1931-32 as understudy to Jock Cameron. His two Test appearances were six years apart - the first against England in 1929 and the second in Australia in 1935-36.
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