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Philip Hands
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Philip Hands

South Africa

INTL CAREER: 1913 - 1924

Full Name

Philip Albert Myburgh Hands

Born

March 18, 1890, Claremont, Cape Town, Cape Province

Died

April 27, 1951, Parys, Orange Free State, (aged 61y 40d)

Batting Style

Right hand bat

Bowling Style

Right arm bowler

Education

Diocesan College, Rondebosch; University College, Oxford

relations

(brother),

(brother)

TEAMS

A right-hand batsman with a reputation for aggression at all times, Hands lost five of his best years to the Great War at a time he had just broken into the South African side. Against a rampant England side in 1913-14 he scored 281 runs, more than any other South African, with a best of 83 (made out of 98 in 105 minutes) at Port Elizabeth. He served on the western front in the war, winning the DCO and MC. He returned to England in 1924 but his tour was wretched - he made 426 runs in 26 innings and did not bat in the only Test he was selected for. A good allround sportsman, he emulated his two brothers by winning a rugby Blue at Oxford in 1910 but, oddly,. failed to gain one for cricket.
Martin Williamson

Career Averages

Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAve100s50s6sCtSt
Test71203008325.0002430
FC52865203411925.11310200
Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Test7237180---2.91-000
FC521388453/916.8027.6000
Philip Albert Myburgh Hands
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