Henry Melville Taberer
October 07, 1870, Keiskammahoek, Cape Province
June 05, 1932, Stormfontein, Colesberg, Cape Province, (aged 61y 242d)
Right hand Bat
Right arm Fast
A useful allrounder, Henry Melville Taberer was educated at St. Andrew's School, Grahamstown, he went up to Oxford in 1889 but, although tried several times for the University XI, failed to get his Blue for cricket. He represented Oxford against Cambridge, however, at athletics and rugby football and played cricket for Essex, Natal, Rhodesia and the Transvaal. He captained South Africa on his Test debut against Australia at Johannesburg in 1902-03 - ti was his only appearance for his country. A powerful hitter and quick bowler who once, for a bet, threw a cricket ball 100 yards while stood in a tub. At the time of his death he was vice-chairman of the South African Cricket Association and a member of the Board of Control.
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack
Batting & Fielding