Bert Vogler      

Full name Albert Edward Ernest Vogler

Born November 28, 1876, Swartwater, Queenstown, Cape Province

Died August 9, 1946, Fort Napier, Pietermaritzburg, Natal (aged 69 years 254 days)

Major teams South Africa, Eastern Province, Marylebone Cricket Club, Middlesex, Natal, Transvaal

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm fast-medium, Right-arm medium, Legbreak googly

Albert Edward Ernest Vogler
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 6s Ct St
Tests 15 26 6 340 65 17.00 0 2 6 20 0
First-class 83 136 19 2375 103 20.29 1 8 81 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 15 28 2764 1455 64 7/94 12/181 22.73 3.15 43.1 3 5 1
First-class 83 13097 7182 393 10/26 18.27 3.29 33.3 31 7
Career statistics
Test debut South Africa v England at Johannesburg, Jan 2-4, 1906 scorecard
Last Test Australia v South Africa at Melbourne, Feb 17-21, 1911 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class span 1903/04 - 1909/10

Wisden obituary
Albert Edward Ernest Vogler, whom R. E. Foster and many other great batsmen regarded as the best bowler in the world in the year 1907, died on August 10, aged 69. Born at Swartwater, near Queenstown in Cape Colony, on November 28, 1876, he spent his boyhood at Durban, and made a name for himself at cricket with the Natal team at Johannesburg in November 1903. Going to live in Pretoria, he decided in 1905 to adopt cricket as a profession, and came to England with the intention of qualifying for Middlesex. He obtained an engagement on the M.C.C. ground staff, and in his second year at Lord's bowled on several occasions for the M.C.C. with brilliant success. The idea of Vogler qualifying for Middlesex aroused some feeling in 1906, the metropolitan county having already two Colonial players, Albert Trott and Frank Tarrant. Happily, any friction which might have arisen disappeared, Sir Abe Bailey finding a position for him.

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May 15, 1907

The South Africa team that toured England: (back row, l-r) Dudley Nourse, Harry Smith, William Shalders, Maitland Hathorn, Aubrey Faulkner, manager G Allsop; (middle row, l-r) Jimmy Sinclair, Reggie Schwarz, Rev Cyril Robinson, Percy Sherwell, Louis Tancred, Bert Vogler, Johannes Kotze; (front row, l-r) Tip Snooke, Gordon White, Stanley Snooke, May 15,1907

The South Africa team for the 1907 tour of England

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Wisden Cricketer of the Year 1908