Warwick Armstrong      

Full name Warwick Windridge Armstrong

Born May 22, 1879, Kyneton, Victoria

Died July 13, 1947, Darling Point, Sydney, New South Wales (aged 68 years 52 days)

Major teams Australia, Victoria

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm fast-medium, Legbreak

Height 1.91 m

Warwick Windridge Armstrong
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 Ct St
Tests Insights on test 50 84 10 2863 159* 38.68 6 8 44 0
First-class 269 406 61 16158 303* 46.83 45 57 273 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests Insights on test 50 80 8022 2923 87 6/35 7/166 33.59 2.18 92.2 3 3 0
First-class 269 43297 16405 832 8/47 19.71 2.27 52.0 50 5
Career statistics
Test debut Australia v England at Melbourne, Jan 1-4, 1902 scorecard
Last Test England v Australia at The Oval, Aug 13-16, 1921 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class span 1898/99 - 1921/22

Warwick Windridge Armstrong was a huge figure in Australian cricket, both literally and metaphorically. Known as the "Big Ship" on account of his sheer physical size, the larger than life Armstrong gained dual reputations as a brilliantly enigmatic all-rounder and a player who flouted officialdom throughout his career. After making his debut for Victoria in 1898-99, the name that he made for himself on the field of play was as a forceful batsman, tidy legspin bowler, and ultimately one of Australia's finest ever captains. Following a string of consistent performances for Victoria, he was selected to represent the national team for the first time in 1901-02 and made an immediate impact, joining with Reg Duff to register the first ever century partnership for the last wicket in a Test match.

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Warwick Armstrong

Warwick Armstrong

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Aug 16, 1921

Warwick Armstrong bats in his final Test match, England v Australia, 5th Test, The Oval, August 16, 1921

Warwick Armstrong bats in his final Test match

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May 28, 1921

Warwick Armstrong leads Australia onto the field , England v Australia, 1st Test, Trent Bridge, May 28, 1921

Warwick Armstrong leads Australia onto the field

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Wisden Cricketer of the Year 1903

Australian Cricket Hall of Fame 2000