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Bob Crisp      

Full name Robert James Crisp

Born May 28, 1911, Calcutta (now Kolkata), Bengal, India

Died March 3, 1994, Colchester, Essex, England (aged 82 years 279 days)

Major teams Rhodesia, South Africa, Western Province, Worcestershire

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm fast

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 6s Ct St
Tests 9 13 1 123 35 10.25 0 0 1 3 0
First-class 62 82 14 888 45 13.05 0 0 27 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 9 14 1428 747 20 5/99 6/142 37.35 3.13 71.4 0 1 0
First-class 62 10968 5487 276 9/64 19.88 3.00 39.7 21 4
Career statistics
Test debut England v South Africa at Nottingham, Jun 15-18, 1935 scorecard
Last Test South Africa v Australia at Durban, Feb 28-Mar 3, 1936 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class span 1929-1938
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Wisden obituary
Bob Crisp, DSO, MC, who died in Essex on March 3, 1994, aged 82, was one of the most extraordinary men ever to play Test cricket. His cricket, which is only a fraction of the story, was explosive enough: he is the only bowler to have taken four wickets in four balls twice. Born in Calcutta, he was educated in Rhodesia and, after taking nine for 64 for Western Province against Natal in 1933-34, which included his second set of four in four, was chosen for the South Africans' 1935 tour of England. He took 107 wickets on the tour at a brisk fast-medium, including five for 99 in the Old Trafford Test. Crisp played four further Tests against Australia in 1935-36 and appeared eight times for Worcestershire in 1938 without ever achieving a huge amount.

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