Izak Buys

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Izak Buys
Personal information
Full nameIsaac Daniel Buys
BowlingLeft-arm fast-medium
International information
National side
Career statistics
Competition Tests First-class
Matches 1 12
Runs scored 4 37
Batting average 4.00 3.70
100s/50s 0/0 0/0
Top score 4* 8
Balls bowled 144 2,340
Wickets - 48
Bowling average - 22.97
5 wickets in innings - 3
10 wickets in match - 0
Best bowling - 6/49
Catches/stumpings 0/- 5/-
Source: Cricinfo, 24 August 2017

Isaac Daniel "Izak" Buys (born 4 February 1895, death date 9 Oct 1946 in the Grootte Schuur Hospital, Cape Town (after his death his body was donated to the medical school of the University of Cape Town ) was a South African cricketer.

A left-arm fast-medium bowler, Izak Buys was born in Somerset East, Cape Colony, South Africa, on 4 February 1895. The date of his death is unknown and there was no obituary in Wisden.

He played first-class cricket for Western Province from 1921-22 to 1923-24, and also played one Test for South Africa, the First Test against England in 1922-23 at Johannesburg. He scored 0 and 4 not out and failed to take a wicket.[1] A few weeks earlier he had taken 5 for 121 and 2 for 22 for Western Province against the tourists; all seven wickets were of noted batsmen.[2] He also played for South Africa in the third match of the five-match series against S. B. Joel's XI in 1924-25, taking the first three wickets in the first innings. It was his last first-class match.[3]

His batting was poor – in 19 visits to the crease in his 12 first-class matches he never reached double figures – but he was an effective opening bowler. Three times he took five wickets in an innings, once per season from 1921-22 to 1923-24. His best figures were 6 for 49 at Johannesburg in a Currie Cup match against Border in December 1923, when he also took two catches in the first innings and 3 for 87 in the second innings.[4]


  1. ^ "South Africa v England, Johannesburg 1922-23 (First Test)". CricketArchive. Retrieved 25 August 2017.
  2. ^ "Western Province v MCC 1922-23". CricketArchive. Retrieved 25 August 2017.
  3. ^ "South Africa v S. B. Joel's XI 1924-25". CricketArchive. Retrieved 25 August 2017.
  4. ^ "Border v Western Province 1923-24". CricketArchive. Retrieved 25 August 2017.


  • World Cricketers - A Biographical Dictionary by Christopher Martin-Jenkins, Oxford University Press (1996)
  • The Wisden Book of Test Cricket, Volume 1 (1877-1977) compiled and edited by Bill Frindall, Headline Book Publishing (1995)

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