Biddy Anderson
Full names: James Henry
Date of birth: 26 Apr 1874
Place of birth: Kimberley
School: Diocesan College (Bishops)
Springbok no: 31
Debut test province: Western Province
Date of death: 11 Mar 1926 (Age 51)

Test summary: Tests: 3 Tries: 0
First Test: 30 Jul 1896 Age:22 Inside Centre against Britain at Crusaders (St George's Park), Port Elizabeth
Last Test: 5 Sep 1896 Age:22 Inside Centre against Britain at Newlands, Cape Town
Test history:
30 Jul 189622Inside CentreBritainLose: 0-8 Crusaders (St George's Park), Port ElizabethWP
29 Aug 189622Inside CentreBritainLose: 3-9 Kimberley Athletic Club Ground, KimberleyWP
05 Sep 189622Inside CentreBritainWin: 5-0 Newlands, Cape TownWP

Biddy Anderson : Doc Craven

Biddy was often mentioned to me by Mr Markotter as the ideal Springbok; a very good player, an outstanding coach and a warm man who was loved and respected by all.

A little known fact is that Biddy Anderson built his house in Bredasdorp from stone taken from Table Mountain. He appeared to want to bring Table Mountain to Bredasdorp and he did it to the extent that he was able.

He enjoyed horse-racing in later life and remained an outstanding example of what a Springbok should be.