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Gordon White      

Full name Gordon Charles White

Born February 5, 1882, Port St Johns, Cape Province

Died October 17, 1918, Gaza, Palestine (aged 36 years 254 days)

Major teams South Africa, Transvaal

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Legbreak

Gordon Charles White
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 6s Ct St
Tests 17 31 2 872 147 30.06 2 4 4 10 0
First-class 97 152 17 3740 162* 27.70 4 17 46 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 17 14 498 301 9 4/47 4/47 33.44 3.62 55.3 1 0 0
First-class 97 5323 3109 155 7/33 20.05 3.50 34.3 8 2
Career statistics
Test debut South Africa v England at Johannesburg, Jan 2-4, 1906 scorecard
Last Test England v South Africa at The Oval, Aug 12-13, 1912 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class span 1902/03 - 1911/12

Wisden obituary
Gordon Charles White, the well-known South African cricketer, died of wounds in October. Born on February 5, 1882, he was in his thirty-seventh year. Gordon White did much to establish the fame of South African cricket, but in England he never quite came up to the reputation he enjoyed at home as a batsman. He came here in 1904 and 1907, and visited us for the third time with the team that took part in the Triangular Tournament in 1912. In the tour of 1904 he scored in all matches 937 runs with an average of 30, his highest innings being 115 against Notts at Trent Bridge. For the great team of 1907, though he scored 162 not out against Gloucestershire at Bristol, he was disappointing as a batsman, the soft wickets being quite unsuited to his fine off-side hitting, but he bowled leg breaks with marked success, taking 72 wickets at a cost of just under 13 runs each. In 1912 he did not do himself justice as a batsman, and as a bowler he failed. He took part in five of the half-dozen Test Matches, his best score being 59 not out in the drawn game against Australia at Nottingham. When getting runs, Gordon White always looked to be a first-rate batsman, his style of play being very free and attractive.
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Oct 17, 1918

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Jun 2, 1912

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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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