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Tufty Mann      

Full name Norman Bertram Fleetwood Mann

Born December 28, 1920, Benoni, Transvaal

Died July 31, 1952, Hillbrow, Johannesburg, Transvaal (aged 31 years 216 days)

Major teams South Africa, Eastern Province, Natal

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Slow left-arm orthodox

Norman Bertram Fleetwood Mann
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 6s Ct St
Tests 19 31 1 400 52 13.33 0 1 3 3 0
First-class 73 99 16 1446 97 17.42 0 3 25 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 19 33 5796 1920 58 6/59 7/72 33.10 1.98 99.9 5 1 0
First-class 73 20373 5952 251 8/59 23.71 1.75 81.1 14 3
Career statistics
Test debut England v South Africa at Nottingham, Jun 7-11, 1947 scorecard
Last Test England v South Africa at Leeds, Jul 26-31, 1951 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class span 1939/40 - 1950/51

Norman Bertram Fleetwood Mann, died in a Johannesburg nursing home on July 31, aged 30. The untimely death of this modest and likeable man, known throughout the cricket world as Tufty, was yet another grievous blow to a country which has lost so many fine cricketers in their playing prime. Taken ill soon after the Fourth Test in England in 1951, he underwent an abdominal operation and stayed in England for three months before flying home. He bore his troubles with the steadfastness and patience which characterised him in all things, but another operation became necessary midway through 1952 and he died some six weeks later.

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Dec 20, 2004

Tufty Mann

Tufty Mann

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Feb 12, 1949

Tufty Mann has Denis Compton in some trouble, South Africa v England, 4th Test, Johannesburg, 1st day, February 12, 1949

Tufty Mann has Denis Compton in some trouble

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Apr 30, 1947

The South African squad playing the tour opener in Worcester. Back row, from left: Denis Lindsay, Athol Rowan, Jack Plimsoll, Lindsay Tuckett, Tufty Mann and Denis Begbie; Front row: Ken Viljoen, Dudley Nourse, Alan Melville (captain), Bruce Mitchell and Dennis Dyer, April 30, 1947

The South African squad playing the tour opener in Worcester

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