Full name Morris William Sievers
Born April 13, 1912, Powlett River, Victoria
Died May 10, 1968, Brunswick, Victoria (aged 56 years 27 days)
Major teams Australia, Victoria
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm fast-medium
|Test debut||Australia v England at Brisbane, Dec 4-9, 1936 scorecard|
|Last Test||Australia v England at Melbourne, Jan 1-7, 1937 scorecard|
|First-class span||1933/34 - 1945/46|
Morris Sievers, who died in a Melbourne hospital on May 1 following a heart attack, aged 56, played as a fast-medium bowler and useful batsman for Victoria from 1934 to 1941. He took 92 wickets for the State at a cost of 35.81 runs each and hit 1,540 runs, average 28.00. In 1936-37 he played in three Test matches for Australia against G. O. Allen's England side, heading his country's averages with nine wickets for 17.88 runs apiece. He achieved his best performance in his third Test when, on a glue-pot pitch at Melbourne, he dismissed five batsmen for 21 runs in the first innings. Australia won the game by 365 runs and as they also triumphed in the next two Tests, retained The Ashes after losing the first two fixtures of the series.
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack
Also: the fastest Indian to 50 wickets, and Yasir Shah's unwanted "double-hundred"