Full name Robert Bernard Stewart
Born September 3, 1856, Azumgarh, India
Died September 12, 1913, Cala, Cape Province (aged 57 years 9 days)
Major teams South Africa
Batting style Right-hand bat
|Only Test||South Africa v England at Port Elizabeth, Mar 12-13, 1889 scorecard|
|First-class span||1888/89 - 1888/89|
Major Robert Bernard Stewart, who died at Cala, Cape Province, on September 12th, aged 57, was in the Wellington XI in 1872-3-4, being captain the last year, when he made 745 runs, with an average of 33. His highest innings was 176 v. Classical. He also headed the bowling averages, taking 72 wickets for less than ten runs each. For some years he was quite first-class as a batsman, and at cover-point he was brilliant. In South Africa, where he was stationed many years, his best feat was to score 150 for King Williamstown against Port Elizabeth in 1879-80.
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