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Full name Robert Willis Sievwright
Born June 16, 1882, Arbroath, Angus
Died July 12, 1947, Arbroath, Angus (aged 65 years 26 days)
Major teams Scotland
Batting style Left-hand bat
Bowling style Slow left-arm orthodox
Robert Sievwright, one of the best-known personalities in Scottish cricket, died on July 12, aged 65. While batting for Arbroath United against Perthshire he collapsed with a heart seizure and died at the crease. He was president of the club with which he had been associated for 47 years. Arthur, one of two sons playing in the match, was his father's partner at the time of the tragic occurrence. The match was abandoned. A slow bowler, he played for Scotland from 1912 to 1929, six times against Australia, twice against South Africa, twice against Ireland, as well as against Oxford, Surrey, Northamptonshire, Australian Imperial Forces, MCC and Middlesex. Against Australia at Edinburgh in 1912 he captured 6 for 60, with C. G. MacArtney among his victims. In 1921 against the Australians he took seven wickets in two matches, and Warren Bardsley paid Seivy, as he was known wherever cricket was played, the compliment of describing him as one of the best spin bowlers he had ever encountered. In May 1936 at Lochlands he took all the Aberdeenshire wickets for 16 runs.
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