Garth Le Roux      

Full name Garth Stirling Le Roux

Born September 4, 1955, Kenilworth, Cape Town, Cape Province

Current age 58 years 328 days

Major teams Sussex, Western Province

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm fast

Garth Stirling Le Roux
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 Ct St
First-class 239 290 79 5425 86 25.71 0 26 80 0
List A 250 190 55 3151 88 23.34 0 9 58 0
Bowling averages
Mat Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
First-class 239 39428 17800 838 8/107 21.24 2.70 47.0 35 3
List A 250 12201 7549 378 6/21 6/21 19.97 3.71 32.2 16 5 0
Career statistics
First-class span 1975-1989
List A span 1975-1989
Profile

Garth le Roux was a big, powerful fast bowler who was unfortunate in that his whole career fell in the period when South Africa were barred from international cricket. Aggressive and in-your-face, he possessed a good bouncer which he used liberally, and was a hard-hitting tailender. He made an immediate mark as a young tearaway, so much to that he was signed for World Series Cricket despite his lack of experience, and he also forged a very successful decade-long career in England with Sussex - in 1981 his 81 wickets took the county within a whisker of their first Championship. He showed what might have been in 15 "Tests" for South Africa against rebel touring sides, taking 59 wickets at 23.06. For Western Province his 372 wickets cost under 19 each, at a time when Currie Cup cricket was at its height. In 2008, le Roux and an associate were been sentenced to an effective four years in jail for tax fraud.
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Feb 10, 1984

Garth Le Roux

Garth Le Roux

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Jan 19, 1984

Garth Le Roux in full flow

Garth Le Roux in full flow

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Notes

Western Province 1975-76 to 1988-89
Sussex 1978 to 1987
World Series Cricket in Australia 1978-79

Country Fixtures Country Results
Australia A v Sth Africa A at Darwin - Jul 29
Australia A won by 148 runs
NPS v Sth Africa A at Darwin
Jul 31, 2014 (10:00 local | 00:30 GMT | 20:30 EDT | 19:30 CDT | 17:30 PDT)
1st Youth Test: England U19 v S Africa U19 at Cambridge
Aug 1-4, 2014 (11:00 local | 10:00 GMT | 06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT)
1st unofficial Test: Australia A v Sth Africa A at Townsville
Aug 7-10, 2014 (09:30 local | 23:30 GMT | 19:30 EDT | 18:30 CDT | 16:30 PDT)
2nd Youth Test: England U19 v S Africa U19 at Northampton
Aug 7-10, 2014 (11:00 local | 10:00 GMT | 06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT)
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