Percy Sherwell

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Percy Sherwell
Cricket information
Batting Right-hand bat
International information
National side
Career statistics
Competition Tests First-class
Matches 13 58
Runs scored 427 1808
Batting average 23.72 24.10
100s/50s 1/1 3/6
Top score 115 144
Balls bowled
Bowling average
5 wickets in innings
10 wickets in match
Best bowling
Catches/stumpings 20/16 67/53
Source: Cricinfo

Percy William Sherwell (17 August 1880 in Isipingo, Natal – 17 April 1948 in Bulawayo, Rhodesia) was a South African cricketer who played in 13 Tests as a wicketkeeper from 1906 to 1911. He captained the side in every one of his 13 Tests.[1] Keeping wicket to the South African leg-spin quartet of Faulkner, Schwarz, Vogler and White, he stumped a higher proportion of his victims than any other wicketkeeper with over 20 dismissals. In his first Test match, he led South Africa to their first victory in Tests when they beat England by one wicket in Johannesburg in January 1906, scoring 22 not out in a match-winning last-wicket partnership of 48 with Dave Nourse. He recorded his only Test century at Lord's in 1907. Sherwell was also an accomplished tennis player, winning the singles title at the South African Championships in 1904 and the doubles title in 1903 and 1904.

He holds the record for playing the most number of test matches for whom he has kept wicket and opened the batting as a captain(did it in 7 test matches)[2]