A.J. Bell


A.J. Bell 6-99 v EnglandBack to boards

Alexander John Bell put his name up on the honours boards at Lord’s by picking up 6 wickets for 99 runs in the second test when South Africa toured England in 1929.

The right arm medium pacer helped South Africa restrict England to 302 in the first innings after they elected to bat. Herbert Sutcliffe scored a 100 to help England put up this commendable total on board before Bell got him out.

Bell also claimed the wickets of Maurice Leyland, Maurice Tate, Walter Robins, Harold Larwood and England skipper Jack White.

The match ended in a draw after 3 days with Maurice Leyland and Maurice Tate scoring hundreds in England’s second innings.