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Charlie Absolom      

Full name Charles Alfred Absolom

Born June 7, 1846, Blackheath, Kent

Died July 30, 1889, Port of Spain, Trinidad (aged 43 years 53 days)

Major teams England, Cambridge University, Kent

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm medium

Charles Alfred Absolom
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 6s Ct St
Tests 1 2 0 58 52 29.00 0 1 0 0 0
First-class 99 178 11 2515 94 15.05 0 4 127 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 1 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 99 13036 5472 282 7/45 19.40 2.51 46.2 19 3
Career statistics
Only Test Australia v England at Melbourne, Jan 2-4, 1879 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class span 1866 - 1879
Profile

A fine University cricketer who went on to play for Kent, Charles Absolom made a single Test appearance. He came to the wicket after Spofforth, with the first Test hat-trick, had reduced England to 26 for 7, and made a fine half century batting at No. 9. Despite his excellent slow-medium bowling record, he was not asked to bowl in the Australian innings, although seven others were, and he fared less well against Spofforth in the second innings as England lost by 10 wickets. Known as the "Cambridge Navvy", presumably because of his impressive physique, he took 25 wickets in the four University matches he appeared in. His career in cricket was short, as he chose to travel, becoming a purser, and he came to an unfortunate end when he was buried under a misplaced load of sugar whilst loading at Port of Spain.
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Mar 27, 1893

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