St George's Park History
Port Elizabeth, South Africa
St George's Park - Eric Bertram Norton
Eric Bertram Norton
Born Grahamstown, 5th December, 1919. Educated St. Andrew's, Wits. and Rhodes Universities.
Obtained B.Sc. degree.
Schoolmaster. Married, with two daughters.
Spent six years in the Forces, including two as a Royal Marine Commando.
Debut for Eastern Province in 1936 as a schoolboy.
Last season most of his scores were made at a time when his team were in trouble, and only Funston and Waite scored more runs (535).
Not a classic bat, but a most difficult man to dislodge.
A brilliant rugby forward who led the Junior Springboks in Rhodesia in 1950.
Retired in 1951, but was prevailed upon to play in the trials and was strongly tipped to captain the rugby tourists.
South African Cricket Annual 1951 - 1952