Frank Elworthy      

Full name Frank William Elworthy

Born June 11, 1893, Cambridge, England

Died March 15, 1978, Johannesburg, Transvaal (aged 84 years 277 days)

Major teams Transvaal

Batting style Left-hand bat

Bowling style Legbreak

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 Ct St
First-class 14 21 7 171 44 12.21 0 0 3 0
Bowling averages
Mat Runs Wkts BBI Ave 5w 10
First-class 14 1133 42 6/60 26.97 2 0
Career statistics
First-class span 1912/13 - 1929/30
Profile

Frank Elworthy, who died in Johannesburg on March 15 at the age of 84, was one of the dwindling band who played first-class cricket in South Africa before the First World War. He made his debut for Transvaal in 1912-13 at the age of 19 and was a fairly regular member of the team until 1921-22, making one final appearance eight years later in 1929-30. A googly bowler, he was good enough to be selected for one of the unofficial Tests against the Australian Imperial Forces XI in 1919-20. His own favourite story, however, was that he was sent down to Durban in December 1920 specifically to `get' the famous Dave Nourse - who was at the height of his powers for Natal but reputed susceptible to spin - and did so first ball. In the second innings he bowled Herby Taylor, a notable double. This season of 1920-21 was his best and he took 19 wickets at 20 runs each.
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Country Fixtures Country Results
2nd Test: South Africa v New Zealand at Centurion - Aug 27-31
South Africa 481/8d & 118/6 (38 ov) New Zealand 214
NPS v Sth Africa A at Mackay
Aug 31, 2016 (09:30 local | 23:30 GMT -1d | 19:30 EDT -1d | 18:30 CDT -1d | 16:30 PDT -1d)
W Province v Namibia at Pietermaritzburg
Sep 2, 2016 (09:45 local | 07:45 GMT | 03:45 EDT | 02:45 CDT | 00:45 PDT)
KZN-Inland v North West at Pietermaritzburg
Sep 2, 2016 (13:15 local | 11:15 GMT | 07:15 EDT | 06:15 CDT | 04:15 PDT)
North West v Namibia at Pietermaritzburg
Sep 3, 2016 (09:45 local | 07:45 GMT | 03:45 EDT | 02:45 CDT | 00:45 PDT)
KZN-Inland v W Province at Pietermaritzburg
Sep 3, 2016 (13:15 local | 11:15 GMT | 07:15 EDT | 06:15 CDT | 04:15 PDT)
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