Bert Oldfield      

Full name William Albert Stanley Oldfield

Born September 9, 1894, Alexandria, Sydney, New South Wales

Died August 10, 1976, Killara, Sydney, New South Wales (aged 81 years 336 days)

Major teams Australia, New South Wales

Batting style Right-hand bat

Fielding position Wicketkeeper

William Albert Stanley Oldfield
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 6s Ct St
Tests 54 80 17 1427 65* 22.65 0 4 1 78 52
First-class 245 315 57 6135 137 23.77 6 21 399 263
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 54 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 245 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Career statistics
Test debut Australia v England at Sydney, Dec 17-22, 1920 scorecard
Last Test Australia v England at Melbourne, Feb 26-Mar 3, 1937 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class span 1919-1938
Profile

The Test match career of Bert Oldfield might easily have finished before it had begun. A corporal in the 15th Field Ambulance, 15th Brigade, he was buried for several hours during the heavy bombardment of Polygon Wood in 1918 and was barely alive when rescued.

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Oct 16, 2006

Bert Oldfield: Behind the Wicket, My cricket reminiscences

Bert Oldfield: Behind the Wicket

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1969

Harold Larwood and Bert Oldfield reunited in Hong Kong, 1969

Harold Larwood and Bert Oldfield reunited in Hong Kong

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1936

Bert Oldfield stumps Joseph Hardstaff Jr. for 20 in England's second innings of the first Test in Brisbane, 1936-37 (Courtesy of National Library of Australia , ref: nla.pic-an23449085)

Bert Oldfield stumps Joseph Hardstaff Jr for 20 in England's second innings of the first Test in Brisbane, 1936-37

© National Library of Australia

Notes

Wisden Cricketer of the Year 1927

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1st unofficial Test: Australia A v India A at Brisbane
Jul 6-9, 2014
2nd unofficial Test: Australia A v India A at Brisbane
Jul 13-17, 2014
Australia A v India A at Darwin
Jul 20, 2014
NPS v Sth Africa A at Palmerston
Jul 20, 2014
Australia A v NPS at Darwin
Jul 22, 2014
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