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Mervyn Inverarity      

Full name Mervyn Inverarity

Born October 25, 1907, Claremont, Western Australia

Died March 17, 1979, Cottesloe, Western Australia (aged 71 years 143 days)

Major teams Western Australia

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm medium, Legbreak

Education Scotch College

Relation Son - RJ Inverarity

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 Ct St
First-class 26 44 1 736 68* 17.11 0 4 12 0
Bowling averages
Mat Balls Runs Wkts BBI Ave Econ SR 5w 10
First-class 26 3099 2104 53 6/162 39.69 4.07 58.4 3 0
Career statistics
First-class span 1925/26 - 1939/40

Mervyn Invararity was a stalwart figure in the development of Western Australian cricket for well over half a century. A leading all.rounder with Scotch College in the early 1920s, he moved quickly into a successful grade career, made good use of the then infrequent first-class opportunities for his state's players, and maintained his form at a high level until World War II. A regular member of the state team during the years its matches were practically confined to those against visiting international sides or the Australia XI en route to Britain, he scored 748 runs and took 50 wickets, first with leg-breaks and later with slow-medium pace deliveries. He captained the Freemantle club for more than fifteen years and also the state side before moving into administration. Attention to detail and meticulous dress on the field were among the memorable characteristics of Mervyn Inverarity and they have been very much in evidence with his son John, the successful captain of the state's Sheffield Shield team.
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack