Full name William Patrick Anthony Crawford
Born August 3, 1933, Dubbo, New South Wales
Died January 21, 2009 (aged 75 years 171 days)
Major teams Australia, New South Wales
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm fast
|Test debut||England v Australia at Lord's, Jun 21-26, 1956 scorecard|
|Last Test||India v Australia at Kolkata, Nov 2-6, 1956 scorecard|
|First-class span||1954/55 - 1957/58|
Pat Crawford's career was brief, but in four seasons he achieved much. A tall, wiry right-arm fast bowler, he topped the Sheffield Shield averages in his first season (1954-55) with 25 wickets at 12.96, and toured England, India and Pakistan in 1956. He made his debut at Lord's, but bowled only 4.5 overs before breaking down. It was a sign of things to come. Three more Tests followed in India, but he again broke down in the third, and within a year his first-class career had been ended by injury. He subsequently played in the Lancashire League.
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