Peter Swart was Glamorgan`s overseas player in 1978 and 1979.
The Rhodesian all-rounder proved a useful acquisition, especially in one-day games, where his abilities as a hard-hitting batsman and medium pace bowler were particularly useful, drawing on his many years of experience in Lancashire League cricket as well as in domestic cricket in South Africa for Western Province.
He also made valuable contributions in Championship matches, passing a thousand runs in first-class games in 1978, and striking four centuries, including a career-best 122 against Worcestershire at Swansea.
However, 1978 and 1979 were unproductive seasons for the Welsh county, and had Peter joined Glamorgan in better times, he might have enjoyed an even more successful, and longer, career in the county game. He subsequently returned to play in domestic cricket in South Africa, before retiring in 1985, but not before becoming one of the few players to complete the Currie Cup career double of over 2,000 runs and 200 wickets.
SWART, Peter Douglas
Born – Bulawayo, Rhodesia, 27th April 1946.
Died – Cape Town, 13th March 2000.
Best performance for Glamorgan:
In first-class cricket – 122 v Worcestershire at Swansea, 1979; 4/24 v Middlesex at Swansea, 1978.
In List A cricket – 85* v Surrey at The Oval, 1978; 4/35 v Essex at Chelmsford, 1979.