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Joey Palmer      

Full name George Eugene Palmer

Born February 22, 1859, Mulwala, Corowa, New South Wales

Died August 22, 1910, Baddaginnie, Victoria (aged 51 years 181 days)

Major teams Australia, Tasmania, Victoria

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm offbreak

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 6s Ct St
Tests 17 25 4 296 48 14.09 0 0 0 13 0
First-class 133 200 31 2728 113 16.14 1 10 107 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 17 30 4517 1678 78 7/65 11/165 21.51 2.22 57.9 5 6 2
First-class 133 27809 10520 594 8/48 17.71 2.26 46.8 54 16
Career statistics
Test debut England v Australia at The Oval, Sep 6-8, 1880 scorecard
Last Test England v Australia at The Oval, Aug 12-14, 1886 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class span 1878-1897
Profile

A right-arm medium-pace spinner, with exceptional control, Joey Palmer was considered a must-have on pitches which favoured batsmen and almost unplayable on ones which favoured bowlers. He made a sensational first-class debut when, one month after his 20th birthday, he took match figures of 9 for 94 against Lord Harris's touring side at Melbourne. He toured England four times - 1880, 1882, 1884 and 1886 - almost achieving the double on his last visit, ending with 972 runs and 106 wickets. His best series was against England in 1881-82 where he took 24 wickets at 21.75, including 11 for 165 and 9 for 90, both at Sydney. Shortly after returning to Australia in 1886 he fractured his kneecap and was never a force in the first-class game thereafter. He was no slouch with the bat either, and Wisden commented that as his bowling declined, he developed into an excellent batsman, ending his career opening both batting and bowling for Victoria.
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Notes

Country Fixtures Country Results
Australia A v India A at Darwin
Jul 31, 2014 (10:00 local | 00:30 GMT | 20:30 EDT | 19:30 CDT | 17:30 PDT)
NPS v Sth Africa A at Darwin
Jul 31, 2014 (10:00 local | 00:30 GMT | 20:30 EDT | 19:30 CDT | 17:30 PDT)
1st unofficial Test: Australia A v Sth Africa A at Townsville
Aug 7-10, 2014 (09:30 local | 23:30 GMT | 19:30 EDT | 18:30 CDT | 16:30 PDT)
2nd unofficial Test: Australia A v Sth Africa A at Townsville
Aug 14-17, 2014 (09:30 local | 23:30 GMT | 19:30 EDT | 18:30 CDT | 16:30 PDT)
1st ODI: Aus Women v Pak Women at Brisbane
Aug 21, 2014 (09:30 local | 23:30 GMT | 19:30 EDT | 18:30 CDT | 16:30 PDT)
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