Merv Inverarity

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Merv Inverarity
Personal information
Full name Mervyn Inverarity
Born (1907-10-25)25 October 1907
Claremont, Western Australia, Australia
Died 17 March 1979(1979-03-17) (aged 71)
Cottesloe, Western Australia, Australia
Batting style Right-handed
Bowling style Right-arm medium pace, leg break
Role All-rounder
Relations John Inverarity (son), Alison Inverarity (granddaughter)
Domestic team information
Years Team
1925–40 Western Australia
Career statistics
Competition F/C
Matches 26
Runs scored 736
Batting average 17.11
100s/50s 0/4
Top score 68*
Balls bowled 3099
Wickets 53
Bowling average 39.69
5 wickets in innings 3
10 wickets in match 0
Best bowling 6/162
Catches/stumpings 12/–
Source: CricketArchive, 27 July 2011

Mervyn "Merv" Inverarity (25 October 1907 in Claremont, Western Australia – 17 March 1979 in Cottesloe, Western Australia) was an Australian cricketer who played 26 first-class matches for Western Australia between 1925 and 1940. He attended Scotch College in the 1920s,[1] also playing for Western Australia Colts during the same period.[2] He made his first-class debut for Western Australia against South Australia in October 1925, recording innings figures of 6/179 on debut.[3] During his career, Inverarity scored 736 runs at an average of 17.11, with a highest score of 68*. He also took 53 wickets at an average of 39.69, with a best bowling of 6/162.[4] Inverarity captained Western Australia in two matches in the 1939–40 season. He also captained Fremantle District Cricket Club in the Western Australian Grade Cricket competition, and holds the all-time career runs aggregate record for the club, with 6133 runs. His son John Inverarity played Test cricket for Australia.

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  1. ^ Mervyn Inverarity - ESPNCricinfo. Retrirved 27 July 2011.
  2. ^ Other matches played by Mervyn Inverarity - CricketArchive. Retrieved 27 July 2011.
  3. ^ South Australia v Western Australia, 30, 31 October, 2 November 1925 at the Adelaide Oval - CricketArchive. Retrieved 27 July 2011.
  4. ^ Mervyn Inverarity - CricketArchive. Retrieved 27 July 2011.