Sidney Pegler

PEGLER, SIDNEY JAMES, who died in South Africa on September 10, aged 84, was a very fine spin bowler. He appeared in 16 Tests against England and Australia, taking 47 wickets for 33.44 runs apiece. He toured England in 1912, when he took 29 wickets in six Tests in the triangular tournament, and in 1924 when Wisden stated: How the side would have got on without Pegler it is painful to think and he was not one of the original choices. Pegler returned to England in 1951 as manager of Dudley Nourse's side. They won only eight matches, but 900,000 saw them play and the tour produced a record profit of £17,500--£6,000 more than the 1947 side.

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