Bill Lundie

Eric Balfour 'Bill' Lundie (15 March 1888 – 12 September 1917) was a South African cricketer who played in one Test in 1914.[1]

Bill Lundie
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Personal information
Full nameEric Balfour Lundie
Born(1888-03-15)15 March 1888
Willowvale, Cape Colony
Died12 September 1917(1917-09-12) (aged 29)
Passchendaele salient, West Flanders, Belgium
BattingRight-handed
BowlingRight-arm fast
International information
National side
Domestic team information
YearsTeam
1908-09 to 1909-10Eastern Province
1909-10 to 1910-11Western Province
1913-14Transvaal
Career statistics
Competition Tests First-class
Matches 1 9
Runs scored 1 126
Batting average 1.00 8.40
100s/50s 0/0 0/0
Top score 1 29
Balls bowled 286 1510
Wickets 4 26
Bowling average 26.75 25.34
5 wickets in innings 0 1
10 wickets in match 0 0
Best bowling 4/101 6/52
Catches/stumpings 0/– 7/–
Source: Cricinfo, 20 November 2017

A fast bowler, Bill Lundie played eight first-class matches for three provinces between 1909 and 1914. His best figures were 6 for 52 in Eastern Province's loss to Border in 1908-09.[2] His only Test, and last first-class match, was the Fifth Test in England's tour of South Africa in 1913-14. Opening the bowling, and bowling into the wind, he took 4 for 101 off 46.3 overs as England made 411.[3][4] It was the last Test match before World War I.

In the war he served with the South African Service Corps before being commissioned as a second lieutenant in the 3rd Battalion of the Coldstream Guards. He was killed by shellfire during the Battle of Passchendaele on 12 September 1917.[5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Bill Lundie". Cricinfo. Retrieved 20 November 2017.
  2. ^ "Border v Eastern Province". CricketArchive. Retrieved 21 November 2017.
  3. ^ "5th Test, England tour of South Africa at Port Elizabeth, Feb 27-Mar 3 1914". Cricinfo. Retrieved 21 November 2017.
  4. ^ Christopher Martin-Jenkins, The Complete Who's Who of Test Cricketers, Rigby, Adelaide, 1983, p. 295.
  5. ^ Nigel McCrery, Final Wicket: Test and First Class Cricketers Killed in the Great War, Pen & Sword Books, Barnsley, 2015. p. 352.

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