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Buster Nupen

Buster Nupen
Personal information
Full name
Eiulf Peter Nupen
Born(1902-01-01)1 January 1902
near Ålesund, Norway
Died29 January 1977(1977-01-29) (aged 75)
Johannesburg, South Africa
BattingRight-handed
BowlingRight-arm fast-medium
RoleBowler
International information
National side
Test debut5 November 1921 v Australia
Last Test15 February 1936 v Australia
Domestic team information
YearsTeam
1920/21–1936/37Transvaal
Career statistics
Competition Test First-class
Matches 17 74
Runs scored 348 1,635
Batting average 14.50 17.96
100s/50s 0/2 0/8
Top score 69 89
Balls bowled 4,159 14,210
Wickets 50 334
Bowling average 35.75 18.19
5 wickets in innings 5 33
10 wickets in match 1 12
Best bowling 6/46 9/48
Catches/stumpings 9/– 34/–
Source: CricInfo, 17 November 2020

Eiulf Peter "Buster" Nupen (1 January 1902 – 29 January 1977) was a cricketer who played in 17 Test matches for South Africa between 1921–22 and 1935–36.[1] He was born in Norway, lost an eye in a childhood accident, and was shot through both knees during the Rand Rebellion when he was 20.[2][3]

A deadly force for Transvaal against lesser batsmen on matting wickets during the late 1920s – by which time his bowling on these wickets had been developed into a fine art – in 1930–31 Nupen was, owing to the absence of South Africa's former captain Nummy Deane due to poor form, chosen to captain the Test team against England. He did so with considerable skill and accomplished the best bowling of his Test career. He took 5 for 63 and 6 for 87 in the First Test to give South Africa victory by 28 runs,[4] and 3 for 148 and 6 for 46 in the drawn Fourth Test.[5] However, Nupen was thought so badly of on turf pitches that he was left out of the Third and Fifth Tests, the first two played on turf in South Africa. He achieved his best-ever domestic figures the following year with 43 wickets for 434 runs (including 9 for 48 and 7 for 88 in a match against Griqualand West).[6] In 28 Currie Cup matches for Transvaal he took 190 wickets at an average of 12.92, nine times taking 10 or more wickets in a match.[7]

He was educated at King Edward VII School (Johannesburg) and practised as an attorney in Johannesburg for 45 years.[7]

References

  1. ^ "Buster Nupen". CricketArchive. Retrieved 17 January 2012.
  2. ^ "Mayhem in Queenstown". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 26 April 2018.
  3. ^ Burnton, S., "Buster Nupen, cricket's great survivor who bewitched Hobbs and Hammond", The Guardian, 17 November 2020. Retrieved 17 November 2020.
  4. ^ South Africa v England, Johannesburg, 1930–31 (I), CricketArchive. Retrieved 17 November 2020.
  5. ^ South Africa v England, Johannesburg, 1930–31 (II), CricketArchive. Retrieved 17 November 2020.
  6. ^ Transvaal v Griqualand West, 1931–32, CricketArchive. Retrieved 17 November 2020.
  7. ^ a b Obituary, The Cricketer, April 1977, p. 69.
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