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Herby Wade

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Herby Wade
Wade c.1935
Personal information
Born14 September 1905
Durban, South Africa
Died23 November 1980 (aged 75)
Inanda, Gauteng, South Africa
BattingRight-hand bat
International information
National side
Career statistics
Competition Tests First-class
Matches 10 74
Runs scored 327 3858
Batting average 20.43 35.39
100s/50s 0/0 9/18
Top score 40* 190
Balls bowled
Bowling average
5 wickets in innings
10 wickets in match
Best bowling
Catches/stumpings 4/- 50/-
Source: Cricinfo

Herbert Frederick Wade (14 September 1905 – 23 November 1980) was a South African cricketer who played in 10 Tests in 1935 and 1935–36.[1]

A middle-order batsman, Wade captained South Africa in every Test that he played in, including the series in England in 1935 that South Africa won 1–0 with four Tests drawn.

After leaving Hilton College, where he was a contemporary of his predecessor as South Africa's captain, Jock Cameron,[2] Wade played for Natal from 1924–25 to 1936–37, with a top score of 190 against Eastern Province in his second-last game.[3] He captained the side from 1930–31 until his retirement, and in his career he was captain in 61 of his 74 first-class matches.

His younger brother Billy also played Test cricket for South Africa, after Herby had retired.


  1. ^ "Herby Wade". www.cricketarchive.com. Retrieved 11 January 2012.
  2. ^ Wisden 1982, p. 1211.
  3. ^ Natal v Eastern Province, 1936–37. Cricket Archive
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