Garth Le Roux

Cricket Player

1955 –

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Who is Garth Le Roux?

Garth Stirling Le Roux in Kenilworth, Cape Town is a former South African first class cricketer. He went to Wynberg Boys High School, graduating in 1973.

Le Roux was a powerful fast bowler and big hitting tail-end batsman, scoring 26 half centuries in his career. His career coincided with South Africa's ban from international cricket, and he did not play official Test cricket.

After making his first class debut, Le Roux played for South African Universities in 1976–77. During the 1977–78 season, he took 53 Currie Cup wickets and was invited to play for Sussex. Playing for Sussex, he was recruited to play World Series Cricket in Australia where he joined fellow exiles and countrymen, Eddie Barlow, Mike Procter, Clive Rice and Barry Richards. Deprived of international cricket because of the sporting ban due to Apartheid, the South Africans were desperate to do well. With his hostile action and speed, he won the Man of the Series award.

Le Roux had a successful county career with Sussex from 1978 to 1987, playing for the county against New Zealand in 1978 and Australia in 1985.

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Born
Sep 4, 1955
South Africa
Nationality
  • South Africa

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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