Claude Tozer      

Full name Claude John Tozer

Born September 27, 1890, Sydney, New South Wales

Died December 21, 1920, Lindfield, Sydney, New South Wales (aged 30 years 85 days)

Major teams New South Wales

Batting style Right-hand bat

Education Shore Grammar, Sydney

Relation Uncle - PC Charlton

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 Ct St
First-class 7 12 1 514 103 46.72 1 5 4 0
Bowling averages
Mat Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
First-class 7 - - - - - - - - - - -
Career statistics
First-class span 1910-1921
Profile

Claude Tozer was a precocious schoolboy cricketer who established records in Sydney school and grade cricket and who would have played much more first-class cricket were it not for the demands of medical school. He did make a handful of appearances in second-string New South Wales games before the war, but went to serve with the Royal Australian Medical Corp at Gallipoli and then on the Western Front during WW1, ending up as a major and winning the DSO. He returned home to join become a GP, and began to make his mark. He started the 1920-21 season with 452 runs in three appearances in grade cricket and was picked for an Australian XI against the touring MCC in December, making fifties in both innings. As a result, he was named as NSW captain for their game against Queensland starting on New Year's Day, but on December 21, 1920 he was shot and killed by his deranged mistress.
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The body of Claude Tozer, December 21, 1920

The body of Claude Tozer (2)

© Justice and Police Museum, Sydney

Dec 21, 1920

The body of Claude Tozer, December 21, 1920

The body of Claude Tozer

© Justice and Police Museum, Sydney

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