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Clive van Ryneveld      

Full name Clive Berrange van Ryneveld

Born March 19, 1928, St James, Cape Town, Cape Province

Died January 29, 2018 (aged 89 years 316 days)

Major teams South Africa, Oxford University, Western Province

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Legbreak googly

Relation Uncle - JM Blanckenberg, Brother - AJ van Ryneveld

Clive Berrange van Ryneveld
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 6s Ct St
Tests 19 33 6 724 83 26.81 0 3 0 14 0
First-class 101 171 12 4803 150 30.20 4 29 71 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 19 20 1554 671 17 4/67 4/82 39.47 2.59 91.4 1 0 0
First-class 101 13329 6230 206 8/48 30.24 2.80 64.7 9 0
Career statistics
Test debut England v South Africa at Nottingham, Jun 7-12, 1951 scorecard
Last Test South Africa v Australia at Port Elizabeth, Feb 28-Mar 4, 1958 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class span 1946/47 - 1962/63

Widely considered one of the greatest allround sportsmen produced by South Africa, by the time Clive van Ryneveld left Oxford University, where he was a double Blue, he had already been capped at cricket and rugby (the latter as a three-quarter for England). He was a talented batsman, useful legspinner and outstanding fielder. He toured England in 1951making 983 runs at 29.78, which included a career-best 150 against Yorkshire, and also enjoyed a good series against New Zealand in 1953-54. But as the demands of his career as a barrister began to take more of his time, his cricketing outings grew less frequent, but he was still able to captain South Africa against England in 1956-57 and Australia the following summer. He retired from cricket and subsequently became a member of the House of Assembly.
Martin Williamson

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Nov 2011

Clive van Ryneveld, Cape Town, November 2011

Clive van Ryneveld

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Former South African player Clive van Ryneveld

Former South African player Clive van Ryneveld

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May 23, 1951

Clive van Ryneveld signs autographs for youngsters during a tour match against Oxford, Oxford University v South Africans, May 23, 1951

Clive van Ryneveld signs autographs for youngsters during a tour match against Oxford

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