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Roy Park      

Full name Roy Lindsay Park

Born July 30, 1892, Charlton, New South Wales

Died January 23, 1947, Middle Park, Melbourne, Victoria (aged 54 years 177 days)

Major teams Australia, Victoria

Also known as Little Doc

Batting style Right-hand bat

Relation Son-in-law - IWG Johnson

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 1 1 0 0 0 0.00 1 0.00 0 0 0 0 0 0
First-class 36 67 3 2514 228 39.28 9 10 13 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 1 1 6 9 0 - - - 9.00 - 0 0 0
First-class 36 226 139 3 1/15 46.33 3.69 75.3 0 0
Career statistics
Only Test Australia v England at Melbourne, Dec 31, 1920 - Jan 4, 1921 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class span 1912-1925
Profile

Roy Park's place in cricket history was secured by the legend of how his wife bent down to pick up her knitting and missed her husband's entire Test career - he was bowled first ball in his only innings, against England at Melbourne in 1920-21. Park was a defensively-minded right-hand batsman whose formative years were interrupted by the war - he was named in Warwick Armstrong's 1914-15 touring side that never was - and then afterwards his medical commitments took up more and more of his time. In 1919-20 he scored 586 runs at 83.71 for Victoria but after his Test appearance he played 12 times in four seasons before drifting out of the game. His business interests were part of the reason, but his staunch support for Armstrong - who had taken him under his wing in Park's early career in Melbourne - in battles with the Victorian authorities also led to him being effectively ostracised. `Little Doc' was also a talented Aussie Rules footballer.
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