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Here is a profile and biography of South Africa cricket player John Waite. Read for information on SA cricketer John Henry Bickford Waite

John Waite  (South Africa)

Full Name: John Henry Bickford Waite
Date of Birth: Jan 19, 1930, Johannesburg, Transvaal
Died on: Jun 22, 2011, Johannesburg
Major Team: South Africa, Eastern Province, Transvaal
Playing Roll: Wicket Keeper
Batting Style: Right
International Debut: 1951

Batting And Fielding Records

Type M Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Test 50 86 7 2405 134 30.44 0 4 16 - 1 124 17

Bowling Records

Type M Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Eco SR 4W 5W 10W
Test 50 - - - - - - - - - - - -

Career Statistics

Test Debut:  England v South Africa at Nottingham, 07-12, Jun 1951

John Waite was the first South African to reach the milestone of 50 Test matches, and although tall for a wicketkeeper, he kept immaculately throughout his lengthy career to South Africa's fast and spin bowlers, especially South African match-winner, off-spinner Hugh Tayfield, off whom he effected many stumpings.

He was born on January 19 1930 and was 81 years old at the time of his death, passed away in Johannesburg on Tuesday June 22, 2011

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