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. 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)
- Lynch, Steven. "Lee Germon captained New Zealand in all his 12 Tests. How many others played their entire Test career as captain?". Ask Steven - Cricinfo.com. Retrieved 4 June 2012.
- "Records | Test matches | Individual records (captains, players, umpires) | Captains who have kept wicket and opened the batting | ESPN Cricinfo". Cricinfo. Retrieved 2017-03-29.
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