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Full name Albert Ernst Victor Hartkopf
Born December 28, 1889, North Fitzroy, Melbourne, Victoria
Died May 20, 1968, Kew, Melbourne, Victoria (aged 78 years 144 days)
Major teams Australia, Victoria
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Legbreak
|Only Test||Australia v England at Melbourne, Jan 1-8, 1925 scorecard|
Dr Albert Ernst Victor Hartkopf, died at Kew, Victoria on May 20, 1968, aged 78. He played one Test for Australia, against England at Melbourne in 1924-25. Batting at No. 8. he made 80. However, Australia were not short of runs and Hartkopf had been chosen to bowl leg-breaks: his match figures of 1 for 134 were not what they wanted and he was never picked again. He was a successful allrounder for Victoria over many seasons, scoring 1,758 runs (average 34.47) and taking 121 wickets at 30.79. He was a general practitioner in Melbourne.
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