Full Name

Garth Stirling Le Roux

Born

September 04, 1955, Kenilworth, Cape Town, Cape Province

Age

65y 221d

Batting Style

Right hand bat

Bowling Style

Right arm fast

TEAMS

Garth le Roux was a big, powerful fast bowler who was unfortunate in that his whole career fell in the period when South Africa were barred from international cricket. Aggressive and in-your-face, he possessed a good bouncer which he used liberally, and was a hard-hitting tailender. He made an immediate mark as a young tearaway, so much to that he was signed for World Series Cricket despite his lack of experience, and he also forged a very successful decade-long career in England with Sussex - in 1981 his 81 wickets took the county within a whisker of their first Championship. He showed what might have been in 15 "Tests" for South Africa against rebel touring sides, taking 59 wickets at 23.06. For Western Province his 372 wickets cost under 19 each, at a time when Currie Cup cricket was at its height. In 2008, le Roux and an associate were been sentenced to an effective four years in jail for tax fraud.
Martin Williamson

Career Averages

Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAve100s50sCtSt
FC2392907954258625.71026800
List A2501905531518823.3409580
Bowling
FormatMatBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
FC23939428178008388/10721.2447.00353
List A2501220175493786/216/2119.973.7132.201650

Debut/Last Matches - Player

FC Matches
Span
1975/76 - 1988/89
List A Matches
Span
1975/76 - 1988/89

Photos


Garth le Roux bowls for Sussex
Garth Le Roux
Garth Le Roux in full flow
Ian Chappell is bowled by Garth Le Roux