Jock Cameron      

Full name Horace Brakenridge Cameron

Born July 5, 1905, Port Elizabeth, Cape Province

Died November 2, 1935, Joubert Park, Johannesburg (aged 30 years 120 days)

Major teams South Africa, Eastern Province, Transvaal, Western Province

Batting style Right-hand bat

Fielding position Wicketkeeper

Horace Brakenridge Cameron
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 6s Ct St
Tests 26 45 4 1239 90 30.21 0 10 11 39 12
First-class 107 161 17 5396 182 37.47 11 28 155 69
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 26 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 107 16 13 0 - - - 4.87 - 0 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut South Africa v England at Johannesburg, Dec 24-27, 1927 scorecard
Last Test England v South Africa at The Oval, Aug 17-20, 1935 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class span 1924/25 - 1934/35

Horace Brakenridge Cameron, one of the finest wicket-keepers South Africa has produced and a courageous, hard-hitting batsman, died on November 2, 1935, shortly after his return home with the victorious team that toured England. Born at Port Elizabeth on July 5, 1905, he was in his 31st year when enteric fever proved fatal after only a few days' illness. Educated at Hilton College, Natal, and Jeppe High School, Johannesburg, Cameron began to take a keen interest in cricket when no more than ten years old. He received plenty of encouragement at school to develop skill in keeping wicket, and after getting a place in the Transvaal eleven he soon came right to the front both as batsman and wicket-keeper. Following his debut against the Hon. L. H. Tennyson's team in 1924-25, he was quick to establish himself as a potential Test player. He made his first hundred in important cricket--132 against Eastern Province--in 1927, and selected the same season to play for South Africa he took part, with success, in all five games against England. Coming to this country in 1929 when he began the tour with a century against Worcestershire, Cameron fully lived up to his reputation as a wicket-keeper--one of his best performances was in the game with Somerset when he caught six batsmen and stumped one. In all matches during that visit he scored 1,077 runs for an average of 32.63.

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Apr 27, 1929

Tuppy Owen-Smith bats in the nets with Jock Cameron keeping behind the stumps, Lord's, April 27, 1929

Tuppy Owen-Smith bats in the nets with Jock Cameron keeping behind the stumps

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Wisden Cricketer of the Year 1936