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Jimmy Blanckenberg
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Jimmy Blanckenberg

South Africa
Jimmy Blanckenberg

INTL CAREER: 1913 - 1924

Full Name

James Manuel Blanckenberg

Born

December 31, 1893, Claremont, Cape Town, Cape Province

Died

1955, West Berlin, Germany

Batting Style

Right hand bat

Bowling Style

Right arm medium

relations

(brother),

(nephew),

(nephew)

TEAMS

Jimmy Blanckenberg was a tireless right-arm medium-pace bowler whose lack of speed was more than compensated for by his nagging and unerring accuracy. While he was not so effective on grass, on the matting wickets which featured in South Africa he was a handful. Against England in 1913-14 he took 19 wickets at 22.52, and after the war he continued with 12 wickets against Australia in 1921-22 and then another 25 at 24.52, again against England, the following season. He toured England in 1924 but was unproductive in the Tests, although he ended the summer with 119 wickets at 22. He finished his career with a lucrative four-season spell with Nelson in the Lancashire Leagues. There were rumours that he was a Nazi sympathizer in the years leading to the second world war.
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Career Averages

Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAve100s50s6sCtSt
Test183074555919.7802490
FC7411616223217122.3219530
Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Test182538881817606/769/13530.282.8064.80140
FC741345562302939/7821.262.7745.90213
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