Obituary

Sidney Emery

EMERY, SIDNEY H., who died in hospital in Sydney on January 7, aged 80, toured England with S. E. Gregory's Australian team of 1912. A slow right-arm bowler of uncertain length, he took 67 wickets during the tour at 23,89 runs each, his best analysis being 12 wickets for 110 runs in the match with Northamptonshire at Northampton. He played for Australia in the Triangular Tournament in two Tests with England and two against South Africa, including that at Old Trafford, where T. J. Matthews performed the unequalled feat of doing the "hat-trick" twice on the same afternoon. Emery met with little success in these games, his five wickets costing nearly 50 runs apiece. For New South Wales, he dismissed 60 batsmen in Sheffield Shield fixtures at an average of 24.65.

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