Full Name

Gavin Pattison Pfuhl

Born

August 27, 1947, Mowbray, Cape Town, Cape Province

Died

April 01, 2002, Cape Town, Cape Province, (aged 54y 217d)

Batting Style

Right hand bat

Fielding Position

Wicketkeeper

TEAMS

Wisden Obituary
Pfuhl, Gavin Pattison, died in Cape Town on April 1, 2002, aged 54, from a viral complication after a heart transplant. The day before the operation, he had been doing cricket commentary for television. Gavin Pfuhl kept wicket for Western Province when they won the Currie Cup in 1970, 1975 and 1978, and in 95 first-class games between 1967-68 and 1979-80 took 280 catches and made 34 stumpings. He also scored 2,331 runs at 21.58. "He was an excellent keeper in the days when Province had Denys Hobson bowling leg-spin," recalled Ali Bacher, who played for Transvaal against him. Twice, against Rhodesia in 1970-71 and Eastern Province in his final season, Pfuhl held six catches in an innings. He followed up the first instance - in a non-Currie Cup game at Salisbury - by hitting his only century, 117, despite being hit on the head by a Mike Procter bouncer.
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack

Career Averages

Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAve100s50sCtSt
FC9513224233111721.581928034
List A211341654718.3300365
Bowling
FormatMatBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
FC95000-----000
List A21000-----000

Debut/Last Matches - Player

FC Matches
Span
1967/68 - 1979/80
List A Matches
Span
1969/70 - 1979/80

Photos


Former WP wicketkeeper and administrator passed away in Cape Town on Monday