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Hans Ebeling      

Full name Hans Irvine Ebeling

Born January 1, 1905, Avoca, Victoria

Died January 12, 1980, East Bentleigh, Melbourne, Victoria (aged 75 years 11 days)

Major teams Australia, Victoria

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm fast-medium

Other Administrator

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 6s Ct St
Tests 1 2 0 43 41 21.50 55 78.18 0 0 0 0 0
First-class 73 83 12 1005 76 14.15 0 3 38 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 1 2 186 89 3 3/74 3/89 29.66 2.87 62.0 0 0 0
First-class 73 16085 5768 217 7/33 26.58 2.15 74.1 7 2
Career statistics
Only Test England v Australia at The Oval, Aug 18-22, 1934 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class span 1923-1938

Hans Irvine Ebeling, MBE, who died on January 12, 1980, aged 75, was a member of the 1934 Australian side in England and was later prominent in administration. It was he who conceived the idea of the 1977 Centenary Test and who, by his persistence, got it carried out. Though he had a long career for Victoria and captained them when they won the Sheffield Shield twice in four years, he lost four seasons to the claims of work in early days: otherwise he might have gone further than he did. No less a judge than Jack Hobbs thought highly of his bowling and was surprised that he was ever omitted from a representative side. A tall man, he bowled medium-pace with a sharp in-swing, but he could also make the ball run away. Moreover, he was useful attacking bat and a particularly good driver and hooker. He owed his selection in 1934 largely to a good performance against Jardine's side in 1933, when his three wickets, which included those of Sutcliffe and Wyatt, combined with an innings of 68 not out, had much to do with Victoria tying the match. In England he was a distinct success: in a side which relied heavily on spin he took 62 wickets with an average of 20.80, and in the final Test at The Oval, the sole Test appearance of his career, took three wickets, including Hammond, and in an admirable second innings of 41 put on 56 in forty minutes with O'Reilly for the last wicket. At the time of his death he was President of the Melbourne Cricket Club.
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