Sandford Schultz

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Sandford Schultz
Cricket information
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Round-arm right-arm fast
International information
National side
Career statistics
Competition Tests First-class
Matches 1 42
Runs scored 20 1,046
Batting average 20.00 17.14
100s/50s 0/0 0/5
Top score 20 90
Balls bowled 34 2,236
Wickets 1 28
Bowling average 26.00 40.82
5 wickets in innings 0 0
10 wickets in match 0 0
Best bowling 1/16 4/37
Catches/stumpings 0/0 29/0
Source: [1]

Sandford Spence Schultz (29 August 1857 – 18 December 1937) was an English cricketer, who played for Cambridge University, Lancashire and England.

Schultz was born in Birkenhead, Cheshire, the son of George Edward Schultz and his wife Emma. He was educated at Uppingham and Jesus College, Cambridge.[1] Although Schultz was only an occasional player in first-class cricket, he was prolific in club cricket and was selected as an amateur in Lord Harris's side that toured Australia in 1878/9, and played in the one Test match of that tour.

Schultz was a fast round-arm bowler and made a lot of runs in club cricket. His Wisden obituary in 1938 recalled a less happy batting experience related in a letter to The Times by a Mr Edmund Peake about a match on the Christchurch ground at Oxford in 1881:

The fast bowler (I blush to say it) committed such havoc as would have made him famous in these days. The Gentlemen refused to continue and the match was begun all over again in The Parks. One batsman – SS Schultz – was out first ball each time. Twice first ball in one innings – a record. [2]

Schultz was a stockbroker by trade, working on the Liverpool Exchange for a firm known as Messrs Hedderwick and Schultz. Around the time of World War I, Schultz changed his Germanic-sounding name to Sandford Spence Storey.[2][3] He died in Brompton, Kensington, aged 80.

He was the only English Test cricketer with a 'z' in his surname for over a century, until Usman Afzaal played three Tests in 2001.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Schultz (post Storey), Sandford Spence (SCLS875SS)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge. 
  2. ^ Venn's Alumni Cantabrigienses gives the date at which he changed his name as 1937.
  3. ^ a b Frindall, Bill (2009). Ask Bearders. BBC Books. p. 199. ISBN 978-1-84607-880-4.