Michael George Melle
June 03, 1930, Forest Town, Johannesburg, Transvaal
December 28, 2003, Betty's Bay, Western Cape, South Africa, (aged 73y 208d)
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Michael Melle was a quick right-arm bowler who took 5 for 113 on his debut against Australia at Johannesburg in 1949-50. He toured England in 1951, taking 50 wickets but was restricted after undergoing an operation during the series. He played only one Test that summer, taking 4 for 9 at The Oval. In Australia and New Zealand in 1952-53 he took another 14 Test wickets, and at Launceston took a career-best 9 for 22.
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