Full Name

Alexander John Bell

Born

April 15, 1906, East London, Cape Province

Died

August 01, 1985, Mowbray, Cape Town, Cape Province, (aged 79y 108d)

Batting Style

Right hand bat

Bowling Style

Right arm fast medium

TEAMS

Wisden obituary
Alexander John 'Sandy' Bell, who played sixteen times for South Africa between 1929 and 1935, died in Cape Town on August 2, 1985, aged 79. In all but two of his Tests he opened the bowling, sometimes working up a good pace, bringing the ball down from a considerable height and capable of late in-swing. He toured England twice, in 1929 and 1935, and took 23 wickets in five Tests in Australia in 1931-32, claiming five wickets in an innings in successive Test matches at Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide. He had his best Test figures in his first Test match, at Lord's when he took the last six wickets in England's first innings and finished with six for 99. In the same series he shared what remains the record tenth-wicket partnership for South Africa in Test cricket - 103 with H. G. Owen-Smith at Headingley. Though no batsman himself, Bell's share was 26. Altogether he took 48 Test wickets (32.65) and 228 first-class wickets (23.29) At Cape Town in 1929-30 he took thirteen for 61 for Western Province against Eastern Province.
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Career Averages

Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAve100s50s6sCtSt
Test1623126926*6.2700060
FC63794531132*9.1400270
Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Test162633421567486/996/15932.642.8169.60140
FC6353122288/3423.29101
Sandy Bell (Western Province, Rhodesia, South Africa)
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Sandy Bell (Western Province, Rhodesia, South Africa)