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William Milton
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William Milton

South Africa

INTL CAREER: 1889 - 1892

Full Name

William Henry Milton

Born

December 03, 1854, Little Marlow, Buckinghamshire, England

Died

March 06, 1930, Cannes, France, (aged 75y 93d)

Batting Style

Right hand bat

Bowling Style

Right arm bowler

Education

Marlborough College

relations

(son)

TEAMS

Sir William Milton is one of the forgotten allrounders of Victorian times, but he managed to play international rugby for England and then, after emigrating to South Africa at the age of 24, to play for South Africa in what were the country's first three Tests in 1888-89 and 1891-92. He left for South Africa after joining the Cape Civil Service in 1878, rising to become Administrator of Southern Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe) for 16 years until he retired on health grounds in 1914. While there he was instrumental in helping in the spread of sports, especially rugby. He subsequently returned to England before spending his last few years in Cannes. His son, Jumbo Milton, also played rugby for England, but while he played first-class cricket in South Africa, he never made it into the Test side.

Career Averages

Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAve100s50s6sCtSt
Test360682111.3300020
FC61101524713.810040
Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveSR4w5w10w
Test33794821/51/524.0039.50000
FC61126341/515.7528.0000
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