Plum Lewis

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Plum Lewis
Cricket information
BattingRight-hand bat
International information
National side
Career statistics
Competition Tests First-class
Matches 1 12
Runs scored 0 507
Batting average 0.00 26.68
100s/50s 0/0 1/3
Top score 0 151
Balls bowled - 24
Wickets - 0
Bowling average - -
5 wickets in innings - -
10 wickets in match - -
Best bowling - -
Catches/stumpings 0/- 7/-
Source: Cricinfo

Percy Tyson "Plum" Lewis (2 October 1884, Cape Town, Cape Province – 30 January 1976, Durban, Natal) was a South African cricketer who played in one Test in 1913.

After studying at Oxford University, Lewis played a few first-class matches, mostly for Western Province beginning in 1907-08. He made 151 in 185 minutes for Western Province against the MCC in the first match of the MCC's tour in 1913-14.[1] He was unsuccessful in the match for Cape Province against the MCC two weeks later, but was still selected for the First Test. He was "c Woolley b Barnes 0" in each innings and South Africa lost by an innings and 157 runs,[2] and Lewis was not selected for any further Tests.

He served in France in the First World War as a lieutenant-colonel and won the MC and Bar before being severely wounded in the leg.[3] He also served as an officer in the Second World War, but not in combat.[4] He worked as a lawyer.[5]


  1. ^ Western Province v MCC 1913-14
  2. ^ South Africa v England, Durban 1913-14
  3. ^ "Australia's Karachi heartbreak". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 4 October 2017.
  4. ^ The Cricketer, April 1976, p. 73.
  5. ^ Wisden 1977, p. 1045.

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Preceded by
Wilfred Rhodes
Oldest Living Test Cricketer
8 July 1973 – 30 January 1976
Succeeded by
Tiger Smith