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Jimmy Matthews      

Full name Thomas James Matthews

Born April 3, 1884, Mount Gambier, South Australia

Died October 14, 1943, Caulfield, Melbourne, Victoria (aged 59 years 194 days)

Major teams Australia, Victoria

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Legbreak

Thomas James Matthews
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 6s Ct St
Tests 8 10 1 153 53 17.00 0 1 0 7 0
First-class 67 99 13 2149 93 24.98 0 14 56 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 8 12 1081 419 16 4/29 6/54 26.18 2.32 67.5 1 0 0
First-class 67 7582 4507 177 7/46 25.46 3.56 42.8 8 1
Career statistics
Test debut Australia v England at Adelaide, Jan 12-17, 1912 scorecard
Last Test England v Australia at The Oval, Aug 19-22, 1912 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class span 1906-1915
Profile

Jimmy Matthews was a small, leathery, but remarkably tough legspinner whose place in cricket history was secured when he took a hat-trick in each innings of the Old Trafford Test against South Africa during the ill-fated 1912 Trinagular Tournament. Both feats came on the same day, and were his only wickets in the game. That particularly wet year was a good one for Matthews - he took 85 wickets at 19.37. He had only made his Test debut the previous winter, doing enough in the last three Tests against England to win selection for the tour. In all, he played more games on the 1912 tour (28) than he did in his entire first-class career in Australia. He did not resume playing after the war, even though he was still comparatively young, and for many years was curator at Williamstown.
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