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Bert Tobin      

Full name Bertrandt Joseph Tobin

Born November 11, 1910, North Adelaide, South Australia

Died October 19, 1969, Adelaide, South Australia (aged 58 years 342 days)

Major teams South Australia

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm fast-medium

Bertrandt Joseph Tobin
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 Ct St
First-class 26 47 2 722 61 16.04 0 4 17 0
Bowling averages
Mat Runs Wkts BBI Ave 5w 10
First-class 26 1991 51 4/31 39.03 0 0
Career statistics
First-class span 1930-1935
Profile

Bert Tobin was a fast bowler from South Australia with 16 matches under his belt - and not real pedigree - when he was chosen in the Australian XII for the fourth Test in the 1932-33 Bodyline series. In the match before the announcement he took 0 for 92 against Queensland, and it was no surprise when he was made 12th man and then dropped for the final Test. In a 26-match first-class career he never took a five-for, and after the 1934-35 season he headed to England where he forged a career in the Lancashire Leagues and married well.
Martin Williamson

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Nov 6, 1932

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