Percy Twentyman-Jones
Full names: Percy Sydney
Date of birth: 13 Sep 1876
Place of birth: Beaufort West
School: Diocesan College (Bishops)
Springbok no: 30
Debut test province: Western Province
Date of death: 8 Mar 1954 (Age 77)

Test summary: Tests: 3 Tries: 1
First Test: 30 Jul 1896 Age:19 Right Wing against Britain at Crusaders (St George's Park), Port Elizabeth
Last Test: 5 Sep 1896 Age:19 Left Wing against Britain at Newlands, Cape Town
Test history:
DateAgePositionOpponentResultScoreVenueProv
30 Jul 189619Right WingBritainLose: 0-8 Crusaders (St George's Park), Port ElizabethWP
29 Aug 189619Left WingBritainLose: 3-91 tryKimberley Athletic Club Ground, KimberleyWP
05 Sep 189619Left WingBritainWin: 5-0 Newlands, Cape TownWP

Percy Twentyman-Jones : Sport’s Great All-Rounders

Percy Twentyman-Jones was born in Beaufort, South Africa in 1876.

Twentyman-Jones played on the wing at rugby for Western Province and, in 1896, was picked to play for South Africa in the Test series against the touring British Isles team. Twentyman-Jones played in the first Test, which the British Isles won 8-0, missed the second Test, but played in the third and fourth Tests. Twentyman-Jones scored his one and only international try in the third Test which South Africa lost 3-9; the fourth Test, which South Africa won 5-0, was South Africa's first Test victory.

Twentyman-Jones also played cricket for Western Province and, after scoring 33 and 50 - the 50 being out of a second innings total of 80 - against the touring Australian team in 1902, was selected to play for South Africa against Australia in the third Test; Twentyman-Jones was not able to repeat the form he had shown when playing for Western Province and, after scoring ducks in both innings of the Test, was not picked again. In total, Twentyman-Jones played only 10 games of first-class cricket, in which he scored 306 runs at an average of 18 and with a top score of 53.

Twentyman-Jones qualified as a lawyer in 1898 and subsequently became a judge. He died in 1954 at the age of 77.