Clarence Skelton Wimble
, a South African cricketer
, was born at Graaff-Reinet
, Cape Colony
, on April 22
and died in Johannesburg
in the Transvaal
on January 28
, 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.
- World Cricketers - A Biographical Dictionary by Christopher Martin-Jenkins published by Oxford University Press (1996).
- The Wisden Book of Test Cricket, Volume 1 (1877-1977) compiled and edited by Bill Frindall published by Headline Book Publishing (1995).