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Austin Matthews      

Full name Austin David George Matthews

Born May 3, 1904, Penarth, Glamorgan, Wales

Died July 29, 1977, Penrhyn Bay, Llandudno, Caernarvonshire, Wales (aged 73 years 87 days)

Major teams England, Glamorgan, Northamptonshire

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm fast-medium

Other Coach

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 1 1 1 2 2* - 0 0 0 0 1 0
First-class 281 447 70 5919 116 15.70 2 14 124 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 1 2 180 65 2 1/13 2/65 32.50 2.16 90.0 0 0 0
First-class 281 47983 19099 816 7/57 23.40 2.38 58.8 45 6
Career statistics
Only Test England v New Zealand at The Oval, Aug 14-17, 1937 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class span 1927-1947
Profile

Wisden obituary
Austin David George Matthews, who died in hospital on July 29, aged 72, had a career which was almost unique. Born at Penarth and educated at St. David's, Lampeter, he played for Northamptonshire from 1927 to 1936 and at that time was merely a useful member of one of the weakest county sides, who could not on his performances have kept his place for a leading county. His 567 wickets had cost him 26.45 runs each and he had made a couple of centuries. In 1937 he went to coach cricket and rugby at Stowe and threw in his lot with Glamorgan, making his first appearance at the end of July.

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