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Full name Ernest Harvey Bromley
Born September 2, 1912, Fremantle, Western Australia
Died February 1, 1967, Clayton, Melbourne, Victoria (aged 54 years 152 days)
Major teams Australia, Europeans (India), Victoria, Western Australia
Batting style Left-hand bat
Bowling style Slow left-arm orthodox
|Test debut||Australia v England at Brisbane, Feb 10-16, 1933 scorecard|
|Last Test||England v Australia at Lord's, Jun 22-25, 1934 scorecard|
|First-class span||1929/30 - 1938/39|
Ernie "Slogger" Bromley was a tall and thin left-hand batsman who had a remarkable throwing arm. In 1933 he took part in a throwing contest at the MCG; his first throw clattered into a barrier 130 yards away erected to protect spectators. His returns to the wicket were flat and hard, a rarity at the time.
Bromley made his debut for Western Australia in 1929-30, transferring to Victoria in 1932-33 in a bid to improve his national chances. He scored 84 against New South Wales, an innings which won him a call-up into the squad for the fourth Bodyline Test, but he was found wanting against quick bowling.
He scored heavily in 1933-34, winning selection for the 1934 England tour, but he struggled and scored 312 runs in 20 innings. His second and final Test appearance came at Lord's when he made 1 and 4 in Australia's only defeat there in the 20th century.
He never reckoned in the selectors' minds again, but he continued to play state cricket until 1938-39 and for St Kilda until the late 1940s.
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