Hugh Tayfield

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Birthday
30, 1929
Birthplace
South Africa
Death Date
Feb 24, 1994 (65)
Birth Sign
Aquarius
Birthday
30, 1929
Birthplace
South Africa
Death Date
Feb 24, 1994 (65)

About

South African cricket legend who held the record for fewest matches played before taking 100 wickets in Test play. He was a Wisden Cricketer of the Year in 1956.

Before Fame

He grew up in an avid cricketing family and made his debut with Natal at age seventeen.

Trivia

He earned the nickname "Toey Tayfield" because of his tendency to rub his toes into the ground before each delivery.

Family Life

He was married to Barbara Metcalf, with whom he had a son named Robert.

Associated With

He and Hashim Amla are both South African cricketers who were named Wisden Cricketer of the Year.