Full name Charles Joshua Oliver
Born November 1, 1905, Wanganui
Died September 25, 1977, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia (aged 71 years 328 days)
Major teams Canterbury
Batting style Right-hand bat
Education Waltham School
Charlie Oliver died at Brisbane after a very short illness on September 25, aged 71. A Canterbury man, he became one of his country's most famous sportsmen. As a cricketer he toured Australia twice and England once in the mid- 1920s. Then his rugby took precedence. He played at home for New Zealand in 1928, toured Australia with the teams of 1929 and 1934 and was vice-captain and star player of the 1935 All Blacks in Britain. He was a strong running and imaginative centre threequarter. Eventually he and his family went to live in Australia.
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack