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Frank Laver      

Full name Frank Jonas Laver

Born December 7, 1869, Castlemaine, Victoria

Died September 24, 1919, East Melbourne, Victoria (aged 49 years 291 days)

Major teams Australia, Victoria

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm medium

Other Administrator, Author

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 6s Ct St
Tests 15 23 6 196 45 11.52 0 0 0 8 0
First-class 163 255 38 5434 164 25.04 6 18 147 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 15 22 2361 964 37 8/31 9/56 26.05 2.44 63.8 0 2 0
First-class 163 9990 404 8/31 24.72 19 5
Career statistics
Test debut England v Australia at Nottingham, Jun 1-3, 1899 scorecard
Last Test England v Australia at The Oval, Aug 9-11, 1909 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class span 1891-1912
Profile

Frank Laver was an accurate medium-pace bowler and underrated lower middle-order batsman whose place in cricket history is unfortunately as the man who triggered the crisis which led to Australia sending such a weakened side to tour England in 1912. The players wanted Laver as manager, but the Australian board, seeking to weaken the players' power, refused. A photographer and author, he wrote an entertaining account of his 1899 and 1905 tour of England, An Australian Cricketer on Tour.
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Mar 16, 1914

Arthur Sims' Australian XI 1913-14 touring team to New Zealand. Back row (from left): Les Cody, Frank Laver, L Black, Charles Dolling, Arthur Mailey, William MacGregor, Bill Ferguson (scorer), Victor Trumper, Colin McKenzie. Middle row: Mrs Noble, Monty Noble, Arthur Sims (captain), Warwick Armstrong, Mrs Armstrong. Front row: Jack Crawford, Gar Waddy, Vernon Ransford, Herbie Collins.

Arthur Sims' Australian XI 1913-14 touring team to New Zealand

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1909

A portrait of the Australian team that contested the 1909 Ashes in England

A portrait of the Australian team that contested the 1909 Ashes in England

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