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Born May 4, 1875, Lee, London, England
Died November 18, 1918, Etaples, France (aged 43 years 198 days)
Major teams South Africa, Middlesex, Transvaal
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm medium, Right-arm offbreak
A quiet man, he died of Spanish Influenza on the Western Front seven days after the Armistice in 1918.Major Schwarz, as every one knows, was famous as a slow bowler. Few men did so much to establish the reputation of South African cricket. He learnt the game in England and played for Middlesex before going to South Africa. In those early days, however, he did not make any great mark. His fame began when he returned to this country with the South African team of 1904. Studying very carefully the method of B. J. T. Bosanquet, he acquired, and afterwards carried to a high standard, the art of bowling off-breaks with, to all appearance, a leg-break action.