Full name Otto Ernest Nothling
Born August 1, 1900, Teutoburg, Queensland
Died September 26, 1965, Chelmer, Queensland (aged 65 years 56 days)
Major teams Australia, New South Wales, Queensland
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm fast-medium
Education Brisbane Grammar School
|Only Test||Australia v England at Sydney, Dec 14-20, 1928 scorecard|
|First-class span||1922/23 - 1929/30|
Otto Ernest Nothling, the former Australian Test cricketer, died at Brisbane on September 26 at the age of 65. Born on August 1, 1900, he was a fine allrounder who first came to the fore while at Sydney University, scoring 56 and taking five wickets for Combined Australian Universities v. MCC at Melbourne in 1922-23: in that season, as in 1924-25, he had the best bowling average in first grade cricket in Sydney. A tall, right-arm medium-pace bowler who could also bowl a menacing off-break on a worn pitch, he made his first-class debut for New South Wales v. MCC at Sydney in 1924-25 and his Sheffield Shield debut a few days later. On moving to Brisbane, where he had a medical practice, he played for Queensland from 1927-28, and in the following season scored 121-his only first-class century - in just over 212 minutes v New South Wales at Sydney. He was a broad-shouldered, forcing batsman and a particularly powerful
driver. He had an analysis of 5 for 78 (including W. R. Hammond for a duck) v. M.C.C. at Brisbane in 1928-29 and, having also bowled well for an Australian XI against the tourists, played in the second Test of that series, at Sydney, a game in which D. G. Bradman, for the only time in his career, was Australia's twelfth man: Nothling failed to take a wicket but scored 44 in the second innings. He played his last game in first-class
cricket (for Queensland) in November, 1929. In his youth, while at Sydney University, he also achieved renown as an athlete and as an inter-state Rugby Union player: as a full-back he represented New South Wales, toured New Zealand in 1923 and played against New Zealand in Sydney in 1924. He later became a capable golfer and, in professional life, a prominent Brisbane dermatologist. For the past two years he had been President of the Queensland Cricket Association.
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