Clarence Wimble

Clarence Skelton Wimble, a South African cricketer, was born at Graaff-Reinet, Cape Colony, on April 22, 1861 and died in Johannesburg in the Transvaal on January 28, 1930, aged 68. A right-handed batsman and superior field, his first-class career was an exceedingly short one lasting just two matches in eleven months. His debut came in a Currie Cup match in 1891 when Kimberley came to the Old Wanderers ground at Johannesburg and defeated Transvaal. In a Timeless match lasting seven days, Wimble top scored for Transvaal in the first innings with 62 and followed this with a further 46 in the second innings. This performance contributed to his selection for South Africa’s sole Test Match against England in 1891-92, and their third representative match overall, played at Newlands in Cape Town. In a three-day match completely dominated by the visitors – England won by an innings and 189 runs – Wimble had the ignominy of scoring ‘a pair’, caught in the first innings and stumped in the second.


  1. World Cricketers - A Biographical Dictionary by Christopher Martin-Jenkins published by Oxford University Press (1996).
  2. The Wisden Book of Test Cricket, Volume 1 (1877-1977) compiled and edited by Bill Frindall published by Headline Book Publishing (1995).

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