Percy McDonnell      

Full name Percy Stanislaus McDonnell

Born November 13, 1860, Kennington, London, England

Died September 24, 1896, South Brisbane, Queensland (aged 35 years 316 days)

Major teams Australia, New South Wales, Queensland, Victoria

Also known as Greatheart

Batting style Right-hand bat

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 6s Ct St
Tests Insights on test 19 34 1 955 147 28.93 3 2 4 6 0
First-class 166 285 10 6474 239 23.54 7 26 98 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests Insights on test 19 4 52 53 0 - - - 6.11 - 0 0 0
First-class 166 400 247 2 1/7 123.50 3.70 200.0 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut England v Australia at The Oval, Sep 6-8, 1880 scorecard
Last Test England v Australia at Manchester, Aug 30-31, 1888 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class span 1877/78 - 1895/96
Profile

Almost certainly the only Greek scholar to captain Australia. Percy "Greatheart" McDonnell was a brilliant attacking batsman whose outstanding footwork and hand-eye co-ordination helped him excel on wet wickets. His best innings probably came in the third Test against England at Sydney in 1881-82. McDonnell made 147, adding 199 with Charles Bannerman, who made 70. The rest of the batsmen mustered only 29 between them. He died in Brisbane in 1896 after a long illness, aged only 35.
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The Australian team in England,1888. Back row: JJ Ferris, Affie Jarvis, Jack Worrall, manager Charles Beal, Jack Blackham, Harry Boyle, Jack Edwards; (sitting) George Bonnor, Charlie Turner,  Percy McDonnell, Harry Trott, and Charles Bannerman

The Australian team in England,1888

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