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Percy Hornibrook      

Full name Percival Mitchell Hornibrook

Born July 27, 1899, Obi Obi, Queensland

Died August 25, 1976, Spring Hill, Brisbane, Queensland (aged 77 years 29 days)

Major teams Australia, Queensland

Batting style Left-hand bat

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 6s Ct St
Tests 6 7 1 60 26 10.00 305 19.67 0 0 0 7 0
First-class 71 91 21 754 59* 10.77 0 1 66 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 6 11 1579 664 17 7/92 7/146 39.05 2.52 92.8 0 1 0
First-class 71 15721 6650 279 8/60 23.83 2.53 56.3 17 6
Career statistics
Test debut Australia v England at Melbourne, Mar 8-16, 1929 scorecard
Last Test England v Australia at The Oval, Aug 16-22, 1930 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class span 1919-1934
Profile

Percival Mitchell Hornibrook, who died at Brisbane on August 23, aged 77, was a bowler of whom Australia probably ought to have made more use in the 1920's. Possibly the fact that his State, Queensland, was not admitted to the Sheffield Shield until 1926 made it harder for him to gain recognition. A tall slow-medium left-hander with a loose arm and a good action, he was prepared to open the bowling with swingers and then after a few overs would reduce his pace and begin to spin and flight the ball. He first attracted attention by taking 81 wickets at an average of 9, on a tour of New Zealand in 1920 and many thought he should have been included in the 1921 side to England, which was distinctly weak in slow-wicket bowling, though in the event it not require it.

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