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Henry Promnitz
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Henry Promnitz

South Africa

INTL CAREER: 1927 - 1928

Full Name

Henry Louis Ernest Promnitz

Born

February 23, 1904, near King William's Town, Cape Province

Died

September 07, 1983, East London, Cape Province, (aged 79y 197d)

Batting Style

Right hand bat

Bowling Style

Right arm slow

relations

(nephew)

TEAMS

Wisden obituary
Henry Promnitz played twice for South Africa, against England in 1927-28. Like bowlers of more modern times, such as Iverson of Australia and the West Indian, Ramadhin, his spin was difficult to fathom, the off and legbreaks being frequently misread. Also like Iverson and Ramadhin, he was a poor fielder, which may have accounted for his playing in only two Test matches. In the first of them, at Johannesburg, he finished England's first innings with five for 58 in 37 overs after the score at one time had been 230 for one. In his second Test, at Cape Town, he took three for 56 in 30 overs in England's second innings. His eight Test wickets included Hammond, Sutcliffe, Ernest Tyldesley, Wyatt and Stevens. Between 1924-25 and 1936-37 he played at different times for Border, Griqualand West and Orange Free State, taking 150 first-class wickets at 23.80.
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack

Career Averages

Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAve100s50s6sCtSt
Test2401453.5000020
FC4568185925011.8401190
Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Test2452816185/585/7220.121.8266.00010
FC45851835711507/10123.802.5156.7081
Henry Louis Ernest Promnitz
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