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Robert McDowall      

Full name Robert Murray McDowall

Born 1820, Sheffield, Yorkshire, England

Died Dead, No Details Known

Major teams Tasmania

Bowling style (underarm)

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 Ct St
First-class 2 3 1 15 11 7.50 0 0 1 0
Bowling averages
Mat Runs Wkts BBI Ave 5w 10
First-class 2 104 16 5/23 6.50 2 0
Career statistics
First-class debut Tasmania v Victoria at Launceston, Feb 11-12, 1851 scorecard
Last First-class Tasmania v Victoria at Launceston, Mar 3-4, 1854 scorecard

On 11 February 1851, Robert McDowall became the first player to take a five-wicket haul in an Australian first-class match. The then thirty-year-old Tasmanian took the wickets of the top three batsmen, as well as the number five and number eight. Born in England in 1820, McDowall played cricket for three more years for Tasmania after the inaugural match took place. (Thomas Rose, June 2000)


Tasmania First-Class Career Span: 1850-54