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Joe Darling      

Full name Joseph Darling

Born November 21, 1870, Glen Osmond, Adelaide, South Australia

Died January 2, 1946, Hobart, Tasmania (aged 75 years 42 days)

Major teams Australia, South Australia

Batting style Left-hand bat

Joseph Darling
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 Ct St
Tests 34 60 2 1657 178 28.56 3 8 27 0
First-class 202 333 25 10635 210 34.52 19 55 148 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 34 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 202 68 55 1 1/5 55.00 4.85 68.0 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut Australia v England at Sydney, Dec 14-20, 1894 scorecard
Last Test England v Australia at The Oval, Aug 14-16, 1905 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class span 1893-1908
Profile

Joe Darling's passing recalls some of the most stirring times of cricket in England and Australia. A left-handed batsman of medium height and robust build, Darling invariably opened the innings. Possibly he did not show the same style as Warren Bardsley or Clem Hill, but he seldom failed, and could defend with stubborn steadiness or pull a game round by determined forcing tactics. Besides his run-getting powers, Darling in the field, notably at mid-off, held opposing batsmen in check, and as a captain he inspired his men to reveal their best form. Joseph Darling first came to England in 1896, and he captained the Australian sides that visited us in 1899, 1902 and 1905.

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Joe Darling

Joe Darling

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Jun 15, 1905

Joe Darling leads Australia onto the field, England v Australia, 2nd Test, Lord's, June 15, 1905

Joe Darling leads Australia onto the field

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May 29, 1905

(L-R) Stanley Jackson and Joe Darling return from the toss, won by England; Australia take the field;  Bernie Bosanquet and Johnny Tyldesley resume after lunch on the first day, England v Australia, 1st Test, Trent Bridge, May 29, 1905

(L-R) Stanley Jackson and Joe Darling; Australia take the field; Bernie Bosanquet and Johnny Tyldesley

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Notes

Wisden Cricketer of the Year 1900

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