Barberton Halliwell      

Full name Ernest Austin Halliwell

Born September 7, 1864, Drayton Green, Ealing, Middlesex, England

Died October 2, 1919, Hillbrow, Johannesburg, Transvaal (aged 55 years 25 days)

Major teams South Africa, London County, Middlesex, Transvaal

Batting style Right-hand bat

Fielding position Wicketkeeper

Relation Father - RB Halliwell

Ernest Austin Halliwell
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 6s Ct St
Tests Insights on test 8 15 0 188 57 12.53 0 1 0 10 2
First-class 60 96 8 1702 92 19.34 0 8 75 37
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests Insights on test 8 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 60 283 175 3 2/49 58.33 3.71 94.3 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut South Africa v England at Cape Town, Mar 19-22, 1892 scorecard
Last Test South Africa v Australia at Cape Town, Nov 8-11, 1902 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class span 1891/92 - 1908/09

Born in Ealing, 'Barberton' Halliwell was described by Wisden as the "first of the great South Afrcian wicketkeepers", standing up to the fastest bowlers. He explained that it was easier to take the ball up to the stumps on the matting wickets used in South Africa, although when he toured England he stood back. He was also the first keeper to put raw steak in his gloves to protect his hands. His first-class debut was against the 1891-92 England tourists, and he played seven further Tests over the next decade, captaining South Africa twice (both defeats) against Lord Hawke's England side in 1895-96. He toured England three times, and having a Middlesex qualification through birth he played for them once in 1901 as well as representing WG Grace's London County XI and Gentlemen against Players at Hastings.
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Wisden Cricketer of the Year 1905
Son of R Bissett Halliwell (MIddlesex)