Gobo Ashley

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Gobo Ashley
Cricket information
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Left-arm medium
International information
National side
Only Test 25 March 1889 v England
Domestic team information
Years Team
1888-1891 Western Province
Career statistics
Competition Tests First-class
Matches 1 4
Runs scored 1 17
Batting average 0.50 4.25
100s/50s 0/0 0/0
Top score 1 15*
Balls bowled 173 833
Wickets 7 20
Bowling average 13.57 14.09
5 wickets in innings 1 2
10 wickets in match 0 0
Best bowling 7/95 7/95
Catches/stumpings 0/- 1/-
Source: Cricinfo

William Hare 'Gobo' Ashley (10 February 1862 – 14 July 1930) was a South African cricketer who played in one Test in 1889, the second Test ever played by his country.[1] He took 7 wickets for 95 runs in the only innings he played in,[2] becoming only the second South African to take a five-wicket haul after Albert Rose-Innes during that inaugural South African Test earlier in the year. Ashley went on to play a further three first-class matches for Western Province in South African domestic cricket in a three year career from 1888 until 1891, taking thirteen wickets in all.[1]

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  1. ^ a b "Player Profile: Gobo Ashley". CricInfo. ESPN. Retrieved 23 October 2013. 
  2. ^ "2nd Test: South Africa v England at Cape Town, Mar 25–26, 1889". CricInfo. ESPN. Retrieved 13 December 2011. 

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