Charlie Llewellyn

Charlie Llewellyn

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Charles Bennett Llewellyn was the first non-white South African Test cricketer. Born out of wedlock in Pietermaritzburg to an English father and a black Saint Helenan mother, the dark-eyed and dark-skinned Llewellyn had an underprivileged upbringing in Natal being considered of mixed blood. He showed all round cricketing prowess from a young age, being a hard hitting left-handed batsman, slow left arm bowler and a great fielder, particularly at mid-off. While the racism of late nineteenth century South Africa had led to other leading non-white players being omitted from representative sides, Llewellyn's ability to pass himself of as white in some cases, helped clear the racial hurdle to selection and he was chosen to make his first class debut for Natal against Transvaal on 13 April 1895, where he took four wicketsshow more

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  • Paperback | 76 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 5mm | 122g
  • Chromo Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • Aufl.
  • 6138299043
  • 9786138299042