Reggie Schwarz      

Full name Reginald Oscar Schwarz

Born May 4, 1875, Lee, London, England

Died November 18, 1918, Etaples, France (aged 43 years 198 days)

Major teams South Africa, Middlesex, Transvaal

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm medium, Right-arm offbreak

Education St Paul's School; Cambridge University

Reginald Oscar Schwarz
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 6s Ct St
Tests 20 35 8 374 61 13.85 0 1 1 18 0
First-class 125 192 24 3798 102 22.60 1 20 107 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 20 31 2639 1417 55 6/47 7/89 25.76 3.22 47.9 4 2 0
First-class 125 13553 7000 398 8/55 17.58 3.09 34.0 25 3
Career statistics
Test debut South Africa v England at Johannesburg, Jan 2-4, 1906 scorecard
Last Test Australia v South Africa at Lord's, Jul 15-17, 1912 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class span 1901-1914
Profile

Reggie Schwarz was one of the men who helped to put South African cricket on the world map. Educated at St Paul's School in London, he was an ordinary cricketer who played a few times for Middlesex before emigrating to South Africa. He returned with the 1904 South African side, and learned the art of bowling the googly from BJT Bosanquet, passing the knowledge on to his team-mates. While others embraced the googly into their repertoire, Schwarz used it as his stock delivery, relying on the ball picking up speed off the pitch and lifting sharply, often to packed leg-side fields. In 1904 he headed the bowling averages with 65 wickets at 18.26, and did so again in 1907 with 137 wickets at 11.70. he also enjoyed success in Australia in 1910-11, with 59 wickets at 25.00, including 5 for 102 and 6 for 47 in the first and fifth Tests at Sydney. Before emigrating to South Africa he played three times for England at rugby as a half-back, and won a Blue at Cambridge in 1893. A quiet man, he died of Spanish Influenza on the Western Front seven days after the Armistice in 1918.
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1923

Reggie Schwarz

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Notes

Wisden Cricketer of the Year 1908

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