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Martin Donnelly      

Full name Martin Paterson Donnelly

Born October 17, 1917, Ngaruawahia, Waikato

Died October 22, 1999, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia (aged 82 years 5 days)

Major teams New Zealand, Canterbury, Middlesex, Oxford University, Warwickshire, Wellington

Batting style Left-hand bat

Bowling style Slow left-arm orthodox

Martin Paterson Donnelly
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 6s Ct St
Tests 7 12 1 582 206 52.90 1 4 1 7 0
First-class 131 221 26 9250 208* 47.43 23 46 76 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 7 1 30 20 0 - - - 4.00 - 0 0 0
First-class 131 3484 1683 43 4/32 39.13 2.89 81.0 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut England v New Zealand at Lord's, Jun 26-29, 1937 scorecard
Last Test England v New Zealand at The Oval, Aug 13-16, 1949 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class span 1936-1961
Profile

Wisden obituary
Martin Paterson Donnelly, who died on October 22, 1999, aged 82, left an indelible impression on cricket despite the brevity of his career. As a New Zealander at Oxford, he entranced cricket-followers in the immediate post-war years in a manner surpassed only by Compton. He proved that reality matched appearance with a magnificent double-century against England in the Lord's Test of 1949. C. B. Fry said he was as good a left-hander as any he had seen, including Clem Hill and Frank Woolley. Then Donnelly retired and became a businessman in Sydney.

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Martin Donnelly

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Notes

Wisden Cricketer of the Year 1948

Tour Results
India v England at Dharamsala - Jan 27, 2013
England won by 7 wickets (with 16 balls remaining)
India v England at Mohali - Jan 23, 2013
India won by 5 wickets (with 15 balls remaining)
India v England at Ranchi - Jan 19, 2013
India won by 7 wickets (with 131 balls remaining)
India v England at Kochi - Jan 15, 2013
India won by 127 runs
India v England at Rajkot - Jan 11, 2013
England won by 9 runs
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