David Lewis      

Full name David John Lewis

Born July 27, 1927, Bulawayo

Died January 19, 2013, Johannesburg, Transvaal (aged 85 years 176 days)

Major teams Rhodesia, Oxford University

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm offbreak

Education Cape Town University; Oxford University

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 Ct St
First-class 88 146 16 3662 170* 28.16 8 11 39 0
Bowling averages
Mat Balls Runs Wkts BBI Ave Econ SR 5w 10
First-class 88 1209 457 11 2/19 41.54 2.26 109.9 0 0
Career statistics
First-class span 1945/46 - 1963/64

David Lewis had already made his first-class debut for Rhodesia - albeit as a full substitute - by the time he arrived at Oxford University as a 21-year-old in 1949. A middle-order batsman, he only broke into the side regularly in his final year - 1951 - when he won a Blue. While at university he also played for Oxfordshire and represented the university at rugby. He returned to Rhodesia and was for the next 13 years an ever-present in the side, captaining them for almost a decade. In 73 matches for his country he scored 3254 runs at 30.69 including eight hundreds. After retiring he remained in the game as an administrator, becoming a president of the Rhodesian board.
Steven Price

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