Lulama Masikazana

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Lulama Masikazana (6 February 1973 – 7 October 2011) was a South African cricketer who played first-class cricket as a wicketkeeper for Eastern Province from 1993 to 2000.

He was born in Port Elizabeth. As a schoolboy in 1991, he was one of the first black players to play for the South African Schools cricket team, in a team which included future Test cricketers Shaun Pollock, Herschelle Gibbs and Nicky Boje.[1]

He made his first-class debut in November 1993 playing as wicketkeeper for the Eastern Province B team against Boland B in the UCB Bowl.[2] In 38 first-class matches, mainly for Eastern Province or Eastern Province B, He scored one first-class half-century, dismissed for exactly 50 against Boland in November 1997,[3] and took 111 dismissals, including 10 stumpings. He also took 23 dismissals in 24 List A one-day matches.

He died in Port Elizabeth after a sudden illness, 4 months short of his 39th birthday.

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  1. ^ For example, Western Transvaal v South African Schools, 22 December 1991.
  2. ^ Boland B v Eastern Province B, 25, 26, 27 November 1993.
  3. ^ Eastern Province v Boland, 21, 22, 23, 24 November 1997.

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