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Full name Charles Allan Gardner
Born October 28, 1908, Bentleigh, Victoria
Died December 9, 2001, Melbourne, Victoria (aged 93 years 42 days)
Major teams Victoria
Batting style Right-hand bat
Gardner, Charles Allan, who died in Melbourne on December 9, 2001, aged 93, was a former blacksmith who played twice for Victoria against Western Australia in February 1934, making 78 on debut.
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 2003
After the tragedy of Phillip Hughes' death, this match showed that cricket and life will continue to go on. This time Test cricket dug in and got through to tea.
After a long time we have seen an Indian team and captain enjoy the challenge of trying to overcome stronger opposition in an overseas Test
Both batsmen seemingly have buckets of talent at their disposal and the backing of their captains, but soft dismissals relentlessly follow both around the Test arena