Arthur Seccull

Arthur William Seccull (14 September 1868 – 20 July 1945) was a cricketer who played one Test match for South Africa in 1896.[1]

Arthur Seccull
Personal information
Full name
Arthur William Seccull
Born(1868-09-14)14 September 1868
King William's Town, Cape Colony
Died20 July 1945(1945-07-20) (aged 76)
Johannesburg, Transvaal, Union of South Africa
BowlingRight-arm medium
International information
National side
Career statistics
Competition Tests First-class
Matches 1 7
Runs scored 23 229
Batting average 23.00 22.90
100s/50s 0/0 0/2
Top score 17* 64
Balls bowled 60 685
Wickets 2 15
Bowling average 18.50 16.86
5 wickets in innings 0 1
10 wickets in match 0 0
Best bowling 2/37 6/48
Catches/stumpings 1/- 4/-
Source: Cricinfo

Cricket careerEdit

The South African team that toured England in 1894. Arthur Seccull is standing at the far right.

An all-rounder, Seccull was a member of the first South African team to tour England in 1894. No Tests or first-class matches were played on the tour. He scored 355 runs with a top score of 63 against Glamorgan, when he made the highest score in the match, but took only four wickets on the tour.[1]

In South Africa in 1895-96 he played in the Third Test at Cape Town against the England side under Lord Hawke, scoring 6 and 17 not out and taking two wickets for 37 runs.[2]

Seccull's provincial cricket in South Africa was mainly for Transvaal, though he also appeared for Kimberley and Western Province. He played in consecutive Currie Cup-winning finals for different teams. In the first, in 1893–94, he took his best first-class bowling figures of 6 for 48 in the second innings to help Western Province to an innings victory in the final against Natal.[3] A year later he made his highest first-class score of 64, the highest score in the match, to help Transvaal to victory over Western Province.[4]


  1. ^ a b "Arthur Seccull". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 1 September 2017.
  2. ^ "South Africa v England, Cape Town 1895-96". CricketArchive. Retrieved 2 September 2017.
  3. ^ "Western Province v Natal 1893-94". CricketArchive. Retrieved 2 September 2017.
  4. ^ "Transvaal v Western Province 1894-95". CricketArchive. Retrieved 2 September 2017.

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