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Sid Barnes      

Full name Sidney George Barnes

Born June 5, 1916, Annandale, Sydney, New South Wales

Died December 16, 1973, Collaroy, Sydney, New South Wales (aged 57 years 194 days)

Major teams Australia, New South Wales

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Legbreak

Sidney George Barnes
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 6s Ct St
Tests Insights on test 13 19 2 1072 234 63.05 3 5 2 14 0
First-class 110 164 10 8333 234 54.11 26 37 80 4
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests Insights on test 13 9 594 218 4 2/25 2/25 54.50 2.20 148.5 0 0 0
First-class 110 4287 1836 57 3/0 32.21 2.56 75.2 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut England v Australia at The Oval, Aug 20-24, 1938 scorecard
Last Test England v Australia at The Oval, Aug 14-18, 1948 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class span 1936/37 - 1952/53

Wisden obituary
Sid Barnes, who died suddenly at his home in Sydney on December 16, aged 57, in 1973, was both a fine cricketer and a bizarre character. He played, generally as opening batsman, in 13 Test matches for Australia, hitting three centuries, and he and Sir Donald Bradman, each scoring 234, shared a world record partnership for the fifth wicket in Test cricket when adding 405 against W. R. Hammond's team of 1946-47. Twice he toured England. In 1938 he was out of the game till towards the end of June, having fractured a wrist playing deck games on the voyage over. Even so, he scored 720 runs in 19 innings for an average of 42.35. His only Test that summer was that at the Oval when Sir Leonard Hutton hit his record-breaking 364.

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Aug 14, 1948

Sid Barnes pulls on his way to 61, England v Australia, 5th Test, The Oval, 1st day, August 14, 1948

Sid Barnes pulls on his way to 61

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May 13, 1948

Sid Barnes

Sid Barnes

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Mar 29, 1946

Keith Miller displays great agility to catch Walter Hadlee at leg slip, watched by Sid Barnes, Ian Johnson and wicketkeeper Don Tallon. Note the list of the fielding side on the scoreboard. A bulb would light up when the player fielded the ball, New Zealand v Australia, Wellington, March 29, 1946

Keith Miller displays great agility to catch Walter Hadlee at leg slip

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