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Robert Sievwright      

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

Nickname Seivy

Batting style Left-hand bat

Bowling style Slow left-arm orthodox

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 Ct St
First-class 13 19 6 98 13* 7.53 0 0 2 0
Bowling averages
Mat Runs Wkts BBI Ave 5w 10
First-class 13 1298 65 7/71 19.96 5 1
Career statistics
First-class span 1912 - 1930

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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