Walter Giffen      

Full name Walter Frank Giffen

Born September 20, 1861, Norwood, Adelaide, South Australia

Died June 28, 1949, North Unley, Adelaide, South Australia (aged 87 years 281 days)

Major teams Australia, South Australia

Batting style Right-hand bat

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 3 6 0 11 3 1.83 0 0 0 0 1 0
First-class 47 80 6 1179 89 15.93 0 6 23 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 3 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 47 18 15 0 - - - 5.00 - 0 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut Australia v England at Sydney, Feb 25-Mar 1, 1887 scorecard
Last Test Australia v England at Adelaide, Mar 24-28, 1892 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class span 1882-1902
Profile

Wisden Overview
One of the least successful Test batsmen of all time, there isn't much doubt that Walter Giffen was only picked for Australia's tour of England in 1893 because his famous brother George twisted a few arms. That wasn't the part of Walter's body the Australian selectors had in mind after a Test career which yielded scores of 2, 0, 1, 3, 3 and 2. Poor Walter might have done better if he hadn't lost the tops of two fingers when he got his left hand trapped between a pair of cog-wheels in 1886. He was a sound batsman and concentrated mainly on defence. He hit many hundreds in Adelaide club cricket and played for South Australia. As a fieldsman he excelled in the deep.

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The 1893 Australian team to England

The 1893 Australian team to England

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