Charles Macartney      

Full name Charles George Macartney

Born June 27, 1886, West Maitland, New South Wales

Died September 9, 1958, Little Bay, Sydney, New South Wales (aged 72 years 74 days)

Major teams Australia, New South Wales, Otago

Also known as The Governor General

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Slow left-arm orthodox

Charles George Macartney
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 6s Ct St
Tests Insights on test 35 55 4 2131 170 41.78 7 9 3 17 0
First-class 249 360 32 15019 345 45.78 49 53 102 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests Insights on test 35 45 3561 1240 45 7/58 11/85 27.55 2.08 79.1 1 2 1
First-class 249 24228 8782 419 7/58 20.95 2.17 57.8 17 1
Career statistics
Test debut Australia v England at Sydney, Dec 13-19, 1907 scorecard
Last Test England v Australia at The Oval, Aug 14-18, 1926 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class span 1905/06 - 1926/27

Charles George Macartney, who died in Sydney on September 9, aged 72, was one of the most brilliant and attractive right-handed batsmen in the history of Australian cricket. Daring and confident, he possessed a quickness of eye, hand and foot, a perfection of timing which made him a menace to the best of bowlers. Sydney H. Pardon, then Editor of Wisden, wrote of him in 1921 as a law to himself--an individual genius, but not in any way to be copied. He constantly did things that would be quite wrong for an ordinary batsman, but by success justified all his audacities. Except Victor Trumper at his best, no Australian batsman has ever demoralised our bowlers to the same extent.

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Jul 10, 1926

Charles Macartney on his way to a hundred before lunch, England v Australia, 3rd Test, Headingley, 1st day, July 10, 1926

Charles Macartney on his way to a hundred before lunch

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May 1926

Bill Woodfull walks out to bat with Charles Macartney, South of England v Australia, Bristol, May 26-28, 1926

Bill Woodfull walks out to bat with Charles Macartney

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Bill Woodfull and Charles Macartney, 1926

Bill Woodfull and Charles Macartney

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Wisden Cricketer of the Year 1922