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Joe Hardstaff      

Full name Joseph Hardstaff

Born November 9, 1882, Kirkby-in-Ashfield, Nottinghamshire

Died April 2, 1947, Nuncargate, Nottinghamshire (aged 64 years 144 days)

Major teams England, Nottinghamshire

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm fast-medium

Relation Son - J Hardstaff jnr, Grandson - J Hardstaff

Joseph Hardstaff
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 6s Ct St
Tests 5 10 0 311 72 31.10 0 3 0 1 0
First-class 377 620 73 17146 213* 31.34 26 94 187 2
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 5 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 377 3594 2244 58 5/133 38.68 3.74 61.9 1 0
Career statistics
Test debut Australia v England at Sydney, Dec 13-19, 1907 scorecard
Last Test Australia v England at Sydney, Feb 21-27, 1908 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class span 1902-1926
Umpiring statistics
Test debut England v West Indies at The Oval, Aug 11-14, 1928 scorecard
Last Test England v South Africa at The Oval, Aug 17-20, 1935 scorecard
Test matches 21
Test statistics
Profile

Joe Hardstaff senior was rather short and strongly built and played for Nottinghamshire from 1902 to 1924, scoring altogether in first-class cricket 17,146 runs, average 31.34. He toured Australia in 1907-08, when A. O. Jones, his county captain, led the English side, and he met with marked success, averaging over 51 in all matches, with much the highest aggregate--1,384, and his three centuries surpassed the efforts of all his colleagues. His average in the five Tests was 31.10, only George Gunn and Jack Hobbs doing better. Free in stroke play all round the wicket, he could put up a stout defence in a way quite in keeping with the best of Nottinghamshire batsmen. He helped Nottinghamshire to carry off the Championship in 1907, and by scoring 124 not out and 48 against the South African team, influenced his choice for the tour in Australia; Nottinghamshire won the match by five wickets. A brilliant field, especially in the deep, he occasionally bowled rather fast but with moderate success. Sir Home Gordon credits him with 182 catches.

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Jun 1930

Umpires Joe Hardstaff and Bill Parry, England v Australia, 1st Test, Trent Bridge, June 13-17, 1930

Umpires Joe Hardstaff and Bill Parry

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Notes

Walter Lawrence Trophy 1937

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