Kenny Starke
Full names: Kenneth Thomas
Date of birth: 18 Jun 1900
Place of birth: Muldersvlei
School: Paul Roos Gymnasium
Springbok no: 180
Debut test province: Western Province
Physical: 1.74m, 64.09kg
Date of death: 3 Jan 1982 (Age 81)

Test summary: Tests: 4 Tries: 3
First Test: 16 Aug 1924 Age:24 Left Wing against Britain at Kingsmead, Durban
Last Test: 20 Sep 1924 Age:24 Left Wing against Britain at Newlands, Cape Town
Test history:
16 Aug 192424Left WingBritainWin: 7-3 Kingsmead, DurbanWP
23 Aug 192424Left WingBritainWin: 17-01 tryWanderers (Old Wanderers), JohannesburgWP
13 Sep 192424Left WingBritainDraw: 3-3 Crusaders (St George's Park), Port ElizabethWP
20 Sep 192424Left WingBritainWin: 16-92 tries, 1 dropgoalNewlands, Cape TownWP

Kenny Starke : Doc Craven

Like so many Springboks worth their salt he was a very reserved and quiet man. In later years he lived and farmed at Muldersvlei, an area nearby Stellenbosch. He was a small wing, smaller than most, but very agile and had a sidestep most wings can only dream of. Mr Markotter thought a great deal of him.

It was during a tour with Stellenbosch that his play really blossomed. Then, when Cove-Smith's Lions toured this country in 1924 he was selected for South Africa. During the test match at Newlands he established a then record number of points for an individual in an international; two well-executed tries and a drop goal. The record stood until Bennie Osler scored 14 points off his own bat against the touring All Blacks, four years later.