John Waite keeps wicket for South Africa against England, England v South Africa, 3rd Test, Trent Bridge, July 7, 1960
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Peter Walker of the MCC is stumped by John Waite, the South African wicketkeeper, off a ball from Hugh Tayfield, 24 May 1960
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Widely regarded as a contender for the title of South Africa’s greatest wicketkeeper/batsman, Johnny Waite played in a (then) record 50 tests between 1951 and 1960, being involved in a record 141 dismissals behind the stumps (124 catches, 17 stumpings) and scoring 2 405 runs at an average of 30,44. These statistics do only partial justice to Johnny’s remarkable contribution to cricket which continued throughout his life.
Another remarkable point: Johnny followed Jock Cameron and Billy Wade behind the stumps for South Africa in a period spanning 33 years in which Old Hiltonians kept wicket for our national side.
For more information, refer to this article in The Telegraph.