Alf Walker
Full names: Alfred Percy
Date of birth: 8 May 1893
Place of birth: Randfontein
School: Randfontein High
Springbok no: 170
Debut test province: Natal
Physical: 1.84m, 86.2kg
Date of death: 17 Jul 1971 (Age 78)

Test summary: Tests: 6 Tries: 0
First Test: 13 Aug 1921 Age:28 Flank against New Zealand at Carisbrook, Dunedin
Last Test: 20 Sep 1924 Age:31 Lock against Britain at Newlands, Cape Town
Test history:
13 Aug 192128FlankNew ZealandLose: 5-13 Carisbrook, DunedinNatal
17 Sep 192128FlankNew ZealandDraw: 0-0 Athletic Park, WellingtonNatal
16 Aug 192431LockBritainWin: 7-3 Kingsmead, DurbanNatal
23 Aug 192431LockBritainWin: 17-0 Wanderers (Old Wanderers), JohannesburgNatal
13 Sep 192431LockBritainDraw: 3-3 Crusaders (St George's Park), Port ElizabethNatal
20 Sep 192431LockBritainWin: 16-9 Newlands, Cape TownNatal

Alf Walker : Doc Craven

Alf Walker was the father of Harry Newton Walker, the 1953 Springbok. I had great admiration for Alf.

On in years, even in his everyday clothes he looked a strong man, an impressive figure. I could see why he was rated so highly by New Zealand in 1921. He gave me the impression he could have taken on a pack of forwards on his own, as Bubbles Koch once did against Northern Transvaal.

I didn't realise at the time that Harry was his son but when I did, I found it easy to understand where he had got his strength from.

I was told that it was a case of like father, like son, because Alf Walker was as strong in his day as Harry was in his.

A man not to be trifled with - he feared no one.