Sydney Busher      

Full name Sydney Edmund Busher

Born December 19, 1882, Solihull, Warwickshire

Died May 28, 1953, Turramurra, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia (aged 70 years 160 days)

Major teams Surrey, Worcestershire

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm fast-medium

Relation Brother - HA Busher

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 Ct St
First-class 5 8 1 84 52 12.00 0 1 2 0
Bowling averages
Mat Balls Runs Wkts BBI Ave Econ SR 5w 10
First-class 5 836 380 26 6/63 14.61 2.72 32.1 3 0
Career statistics
First-class span 1908 - 1910

Sydney Busher, a brisk seamer from Solihull who made his name with Barnes in west London, made the most impressive of debuts, twice dismissing WG Grace in what was his last game, and finishing with match figures of 7 for 92 for Surrey against Gentlemen of England, as well as scoring 52. The Guardian reported he "varied his pace, keeps a good length and can break the ball both ways, his best the one that comes in from the leg". Qualified by birth for Worcestershire, he played four times for them as an amateur in the summer holidays. In 1908 he again made an immediate impression, taking career-best figures of 6 for 63 on his Championship debut against Gloucestershire, and following with 5 for 78 against Sussex, finishing the season with 20 wickets at 14.60. One of his two outings in 1910 was ruined by rain, but in the other he took 5 for 13 against Somerset, to leave him with an impressive career record of 26 wickets at 14.61 in five matches.
Martin Williamson

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