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Tom Garrett      

Full name Thomas William Garrett

Born July 26, 1858, Wollongong, New South Wales

Died August 6, 1943, Warrawee, Sydney, New South Wales (aged 85 years 11 days)

Major teams Australia, New South Wales

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm fast-medium

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Relation Son - HF Garrett

Thomas William Garrett
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 6s Ct St
Tests 19 33 6 339 51* 12.55 0 1 1 7 0
First-class 160 256 29 3673 163 16.18 2 10 81 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 19 30 2728 970 36 6/78 9/163 26.94 2.13 75.7 1 2 0
First-class 160 24316 8352 446 7/38 18.72 2.06 54.5 29 4
Career statistics
Test debut Australia v England at Melbourne, Mar 15-19, 1877 scorecard
Last Test Australia v England at Sydney, Feb 10-15, 1888 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class span 1876-1898
Profile

Thomas William Garrett, the oldest surviving Australian Test player, died at Sydney on August 6, aged 85. A very fine hard-wicket bowler, a capital field, and a punishing if not dependable batsman, he took part in the two matches against James Lillywhite's all-professional team in March and April 1877, after which he came to England with first Australian team in 1878, and also in 1882 and 1886. Thus he served under three different captains--David Gregory, W. L. Murdoch and H. J. H. Scott. When Australia in March 1877 won by 45 runs what years after was styled the first Test match he scored 19 not out and 0, and took two wickets for 81, while in the return, which Lillywhite's team won by four wickets, he scored 12 and 18 but earned no success with the ball. Really his first experience of meeting the full strength of England was in the historic 1882 encounter at the Oval where Australia won by seven runs, but his share in The Ashes triumph was small--12 runs for once out and one wicket for 32 runs.

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Tom Garrett

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© The Cricketer International

May 2, 1878

The Australian touring side of 1878.  Back: FR Spofforth, J Conway (manager), FE. Allan; Middle:  GH Bailey, TP Horan, TW Garrett, DW Gregory (captain), AC  Bannerman, HF Boyle; Front:  C Bannerman, WL Murdoch, JM Blackham.

The Australian touring side of 1878

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