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Charlie Oliver      

Full name Charles Joshua Oliver

Born November 1, 1905, Wanganui

Died September 25, 1977, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia (aged 71 years 328 days)

Major teams Canterbury

Batting style Right-hand bat

Height 5.10

Education Waltham School

Charles Joshua Oliver
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 Ct St
First-class 35 61 5 1301 91 23.23 0 9 20 0
Bowling averages
Mat Runs Wkts BBI Ave 5w 10
First-class 35 169 1 1/35 169.00 0 0
Career statistics
First-class span 1923/24 - 1942/43

Charlie Oliver died at Brisbane after a very short illness on September 25, aged 71. A Canterbury man, he became one of his country's most famous sportsmen. As a cricketer he toured Australia twice and England once in the mid- 1920s. Then his rugby took precedence. He played at home for New Zealand in 1928, toured Australia with the teams of 1929 and 1934 and was vice-captain and star player of the 1935 All Blacks in Britain. He was a strong running and imaginative centre threequarter. Eventually he and his family went to live in Australia.
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack

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Oct 16, 1935

Charlie Oliver

Charlie Oliver

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