Full name Percy Stanislaus McDonnell
Born November 13, 1860, Kennington, London, England
Died September 24, 1896, South Brisbane, Queensland (aged 35 years 316 days)
Major teams Australia, New South Wales, Queensland, Victoria
Also known as Greatheart
Batting style Right-hand bat
|Test debut||England v Australia at The Oval, Sep 6-8, 1880 scorecard|
|Last Test||England v Australia at Manchester, Aug 30-31, 1888 scorecard|
|First-class span||1877/78 - 1895/96|
Almost certainly the only Greek scholar to captain Australia. Percy "Greatheart" McDonnell was a brilliant attacking batsman whose outstanding footwork and hand-eye co-ordination helped him excel on wet wickets. His best innings probably came in the third Test against England at Sydney in 1881-82. McDonnell made 147, adding 199 with Charles Bannerman, who made 70. The rest of the batsmen mustered only 29 between them. He died in Brisbane in 1896 after a long illness, aged only 35.
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