Arthur Coningham      

Full name Arthur Coningham

Born July 14, 1863, Emerald Hill, South Melbourne, Victoria

Died June 13, 1939, Gladesville, Sydney, New South Wales (aged 75 years 334 days)

Major teams Australia, New South Wales, Queensland

Batting style Left-hand bat

Bowling style Left-arm fast-medium

Arthur Coningham
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 6s Ct St
Tests 1 2 0 13 10 6.50 0 0 0 0 0
First-class 35 59 2 896 151 15.71 1 2 28 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 1 2 186 76 2 2/17 2/76 38.00 2.45 93.0 0 0 0
First-class 35 2603 112 6/38 23.24 7 0
Career statistics
Only Test Australia v England at Melbourne, Dec 29, 1894 - Jan 3, 1895 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class span 1892-1899
Profile

Arthur Coningham was a dependable allrounder - a left-hand batsman and fast bowler - who played only once for Australia, against England at Melbourne in 1894-95, although he also toured England in 1893. But he was undoubtedly one of the game's more colourful figures and was once described as having "the audacity and cunning of an ape and the modesty of a phallic symbol." His sole Test was memorable as he was no-balled, and in anger he deliberately hurled the next ball at AE Stoddart, England's captain. On his tour to England, during which he was awarded a medal after saving a boy from drowning in the Thames, he reportedly started a fire in the outfield during one match "to keep warm". A chemist by profession, he was made bankrupt, but once discharged became a bookmaker, carrying a satchel embossed with "Coningham the Cricketer".

  • Read More
Latest Articles
Latest Photos

1939

Arthur Coningham

Arthur Coningham

© The Cricketer International

1895

Arthur Coningham

Arthur Coningham

© Wisden Cricket Monthly

Country Fixtures Country Results
2nd Match, Group B: Hurricanes v Kings XI at Mohali
Sep 18, 2014 (20:00 local | 14:30 GMT | 10:30 EDT | 09:30 CDT | 07:30 PDT)
4th Match, Group A: Dolphins v Scorchers at Mohali
Sep 20, 2014 (16:00 local | 10:30 GMT | 06:30 EDT | 05:30 CDT | 03:30 PDT)
6th Match, Group B: Cape Cobras v Hurricanes at Hyderabad (Deccan)
Sep 21, 2014 (16:00 local | 10:30 GMT | 06:30 EDT | 05:30 CDT | 03:30 PDT)
9th Match, Group B: Hurricanes v Northern D at Raipur
Sep 23, 2014 (20:00 local | 14:30 GMT | 10:30 EDT | 09:30 CDT | 07:30 PDT)
10th Match, Group A: KKR v Scorchers at Hyderabad (Deccan)
Sep 24, 2014 (20:00 local | 14:30 GMT | 10:30 EDT | 09:30 CDT | 07:30 PDT)
Complete fixtures » | Download Fixtures »
News | Features Last 3 days
News | Features Last 3 days