Full name Joe Hunter
Born August 3, 1855, Scarborough, Yorkshire
Died January 4, 1891, Rotherham, Yorkshire (aged 35 years 154 days)
Major teams England, Yorkshire
Batting style Right-hand bat
Fielding position Wicketkeeper
|Test debut||Australia v England at Adelaide, Dec 12-16, 1884 scorecard|
|Last Test||Australia v England at Melbourne, Mar 21-25, 1885 scorecard|
|First-class span||1878 - 1888|
In a career cut short by the ill-health that eventually led to his premature
death, Joe Hunter kept wicket for his native Yorkshire, and for England. He
debuted for Yorkshire in 1878, and was a first-rate wicketkeeper, although not
quite of the calibre of some of his contemporaries. He toured Australia in
1884-85, and played in all five Tests. He kept tidily, and in the second Test
helped Briggs put on 98 for the last wicket, an important contribution to an
England win in a closely-fought series. By 1888, however he dropped out of
the first-class game (replaced in the Yorkshire XI by his brother David),
and he died three years later, aged 34.
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