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Don Blackie      

Full name Donald Dearness Blackie

Born April 5, 1882, Bendigo, Victoria

Died April 18, 1955, South Melbourne, Victoria (aged 73 years 13 days)

Major teams Australia, Victoria

Batting style Left-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm offbreak

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 3 6 3 24 11* 8.00 106 22.64 0 0 0 0 2 0
First-class 47 61 16 548 55 12.17 0 1 33 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 3 5 1260 444 14 6/94 7/169 31.71 2.11 90.0 1 1 0
First-class 47 13642 5088 211 7/25 24.11 2.23 64.6 12 2
Career statistics
Test debut Australia v England at Sydney, Dec 14-20, 1928 scorecard
Last Test Australia v England at Adelaide, Feb 1-8, 1929 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class span 1924-1934
Profile

Donald Dearness Blackie, who died in Melbourne on April 21, aged 73, played for Australia against the England team led by A. P. F. Chapman in Australia in 1928-29 when 46, being the oldest player to represent his country. He headed the Test averages with fourteen wickets in three Test appearances at a cost of 31.71 runs each, six for 94 in the first innings of the third game at Melbourne being his best analysis. An off-break bowler of wiry physique who flighted the ball and allied swerve to spin and accuracy of length, he varied his pace skilfully from medium to slow-medium. Not until a late age did he enter big cricket after three years with the St. Hilda C.C., Melbourne. Then he rendered good service to Victoria, taking 159 wickets, average 23.88. In 1926-27, he bowled more balls--2,495--than anybody else in Australian first-class cricket and took more wickets--33--conceding only 816 runs.
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack

Country Fixtures Country Results
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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