Eddie Fuller

Eddie Fuller

Legendary Cricketer

D.O.B: 2 August 1931, Worcester, Cape Province

Date Deceased: 19 July 19, 2008, Milnerton, Cape Town (aged 76 years 352 days)

Major teams South Africa, Western Province

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm fast-medium

Eddie Fuller was a fast-medium bowler who played seven Tests for South Africa in the 1950s, touring Australia and New Zealand in 1952-53 and England in 1955. His call-up to tour Australasia came on the back of a good domestic season for Western Province, and he did well enough in the Tests, taking 36 wickets on the entire trip. He struggled more in the next two summers, but was still included in the side to visit England, playing in the first and last Tests of a tight series. He took 49 wickets in all, including a best of 7 for 60 against Warwickshire in front of 25,000 at Edgbaston where his movement and bounce was widely praised. In Tests his only five-wicket haul came when he took 5 for 66 (8 for 140 in the match) against Australia at the MCG in his second game.

Hylton Ackerman and Bossie Clarke visited Eddie Fuller at the home he is in . He is presently bedridden due to a recent fall , but still very bright and cheerfull. In fact Hylton and he got on very well reminiscing about their careers in England . We also teased him about getting Neal Harvey out – ………… on 205 !!!

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The SLT is presently looking at various options to assist Eddie in the situation he’s in. Eddie was invited to the recent SA vs England test match to the President’s suite and cocktail party after the match. Barry Richards also invited Eddie to join him in the commentators box. Eddie declined these invitations due to health reasons.

Eddie Fuller receiving a donation in December 2005 from SLT (Bossie Clarke’s daughter Sydne)

Eddie Fuller receiving a donation in December 2005 from SLT (Bossie Clarke’s daughter Sydne)

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