Derek Varnals

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Derek Varnals
Cricket information
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm bowler
International information
National side
Career statistics
Competition Tests First-class
Matches 3 49
Runs scored 97 2628
Batting average 16.16 30.20
100s/50s 0/0 4/15
Top score 23 151*
Balls bowled 12 12
Wickets - -
Bowling average - -
5 wickets in innings - -
10 wickets in match - -
Best bowling - -
Catches/stumpings 0/- 15/-
Source: Cricinfo

George Derek Varnals (born 24 July 1935 in Durban, Natal) is a former South African cricketer who played in three Tests in the 1964-65 season.

Varnals was a right-handed batsman who had a 10-year career in South African domestic first-class cricket, playing for Eastern Province, Transvaal and Natal. Apart from the 1957-58 season, when he made his highest score and averaged more than 50 runs per innings, his record was relatively modest until the 1964-65 season.

Then three centuries, including one for Natal against the MCC touring side, propelled him into the South African cricket team for the first three Tests. He batted a long way down the order and, although he showed useful adhesion in helping to avert defeat in the second match, his highest score in six innings was only 23. When he was dropped after the third match, he retired from first-class cricket.

His only first-class bowling was in the final overs of his final Test match.

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