Myrtle Maclagan      

Full name Myrtle Ethel Maclagan

Born April 2, 1911

Died March 11, 1993, Farnham, Surrey (aged 81 years 343 days)

Major teams England Women, South Women, Surrey Women

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm offbreak

Education Royal School, Bath

Myrtle Ethel Maclagan
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 Ct St
Tests 14 25 1 1007 119 41.95 2 6 12 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 14 27 3432 935 60 7/10 7/41 15.58 1.63 57.2 3 3 0
Career statistics
Test debut Australia Women v England Women at Brisbane, Dec 28-31, 1934 scorecard
Last Test England Women v Australia Women at The Oval, Jul 28-31, 1951 scorecard
Test statistics
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Myrtle Ethel Maclagan, MBE, who died at Farnham on March 11, 1993, aged 81, was one of the best-known women cricketers of her day. She was in the cricket team at the Royal School, Bath, for six years and, having been coached by Tich Freeman, took five wickets in five balls with her offbreaks against Cheltenham Ladies College. She became a national personality after being chosen for the pioneering tour of Australia in 1934-35. In the first Test at Brisbane she made 72 and took 7 for 10; in the second game at Sydney she made 119, the first hundred in a women's Test. England's men had just lost the Ashes but soon Maclagan's opening partnership with Betty Snowball was being compared to Hobbs and Sutcliffe, and the Morning Post published the following quatrain:

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