Most matches as captain
Player Span Mat Won Lost Tied Draw W/L %W %L
WL Murdoch (AUS) 1880-1884 14 6 5 0 5 1.20 42.85 35.71
A Shrewsbury (ENG) 1884-1887 7 5 2 0 0 2.50 71.42 28.57
PS McDonnell (AUS) 1887-1888 6 1 5 0 0 0.20 16.66 83.33
Hon.IFW Bligh (ENG) 1882-1883 4 2 3 0 0 0.66 50 75
A Shaw (ENG) 1881-1882 4 0 2 0 3 0.00 0 50
AG Steel (ENG) 1886-1888 4 3 1 0 0 3.00 75 25
Lord Harris (ENG) 1880-1884 3 2 0 0 1 - 66.66 0
HJH Scott (AUS) 1886-1886 3 0 3 0 0 0.00 0 100
WG Grace (ENG) 1888-1888 2 2 0 0 0 - 100 0
TP Horan (AUS) 1885-1885 2 0 2 0 0 0.00 0 100
AN Hornby (ENG) 1882-1884 2 0 1 0 1 0.00 0 50
JM Blackham (AUS) 1885-1885 1 1 0 0 0 - 100 0
MP Bowden (ENG) 1889-1889 1 1 0 0 0 - 100 0
OR Dunell (SA) 1889-1889 1 0 1 0 0 0.00 0 100
HH Massie (AUS) 1885-1885 1 1 0 0 0 - 100 0
WH Milton (SA) 1889-1889 1 0 1 0 0 0.00 0 100
WW Read (ENG) 1888-1888 1 1 0 0 0 - 100 0
CA Smith (ENG) 1889-1889 1 1 0 0 0 - 100 0

Performances in matches that overlap decades are credited to the year in which they occurred - this results in some unknown data, especially in regard to bowling figures

Records includes the following current or recent matches:
South Africa v England at Cape Town, 2nd Test, Mar 25-26, 1889 [Test # 32]
South Africa v England at Port Elizabeth, 1st Test, Mar 12-13, 1889 [Test # 31]
England v Australia at Manchester, 3rd Test, Aug 30-31, 1888 [Test # 30]