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Ernie Toshack      

Full name Ernest Raymond Herbert Toshack

Born December 8, 1914, Cobar, New South Wales

Died May 11, 2003, Bobbin Head, Sydney, New South Wales (aged 88 years 154 days)

Major teams Australia, New South Wales

Also known as The Black Prince, Johnson

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Left-arm medium

Ernest Raymond Herbert Toshack
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 6s Ct St
Tests 12 11 6 73 20* 14.60 0 0 0 4 0
First-class 48 45 13 185 20* 5.78 0 0 10 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 12 23 3140 989 47 6/29 11/31 21.04 1.88 66.8 2 4 1
First-class 48 11901 3973 195 7/81 20.37 2.00 61.0 12 1
Career statistics
Test debut New Zealand v Australia at Wellington, Mar 29-30, 1946 scorecard
Last Test England v Australia at Leeds, Jul 22-27, 1948 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class span 1945-1950
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Wisden obituary
Ernie Toshack was one of the game's most captivating characters. Tall, with striking, rugged features, he was known to his team-mates as The Black Prince (Sid Barnes enviously dubbed him The Film Star), having earlier, in his boxing days, been called `Johnson' for his swarthiness (the American black heavyweight Jack Johnson ruled the boxing world just before Toshack was born).

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May 16, 1948

Don Bradman, 'box' in position, prepares to tune up in the nets at Lord's, 1948. Behind him, waiting to bowl, are Ernie Toshack (left) and Doug Ring, Lord's, May 1948

Don Bradman, 'box' in position, prepares to tune up in the nets

© Wisden Cricket Monthly

1948

Ernie Toshack bowls

Ernie Toshack bowls

© PA Photos

Dec 4, 1946

Ernie Toshack took 6 for 82 on the final day, Australia v England, 1st Test, Brisbane, 5th day, December 4, 1946

Ernie Toshack took 6 for 82 on the final day

© Associated Press

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