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Albert Vogler


Born at Swartwater, Queenstown, Cape Province, South Africa in 1876, Albert Vogler was a leg break googly bowler and right-handed middle order batsman. He represented Middlesex in a single match versus Cambridge University at Fenner's in 1906 whilst a member of the Lord's groundstaff, with the intention of qualifying to represent the county but he returned to South Africa. He scored 87 runs (av. 43.50) with a top score of 52 and he took 5 wickets (av. 18.20) with a best bowling performance of 4 for 71. He played the rest of his first-class cricket for Natal in 1903/04, Transvaal between 1904/05 and 1909/10 and Western Province between 1905/06 and 1906/07. He played fifteen Tests for South Africa between 1905/06 and 1910/11 and toured abroad twice to England in 1907 and Australia in 1910/11. He scored 340 runs (av. 17.00) with a top score of 65 and he bagged 64 wickets (av. 22.73) with a best haul of 7 for 94. His best bowling performance was 10 for 26 for Eastern Province versus Griqualand West at Johannesburg in 1906/07. His final first-class match was in South Africa for L.J. Tancred's XI in 1911/12. He died at Fort Napier, Pietermaritzburg, South Africa in 1946.