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Full name Ernest Leslie McCormick
Born May 16, 1906, North Carlton, Melbourne, Victoria
Died June 28, 1991, Tweed Heads, New South Wales (aged 85 years 43 days)
Major teams Australia, Victoria
Batting style Left-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm fast
|Test debut||South Africa v Australia at Durban, Dec 14-18, 1935 scorecard|
|Last Test||England v Australia at Leeds, Jul 22-25, 1938 scorecard|
Australian fast bowler Ernie McCormick, who played 12 Tests just before the Second World War, was, at his best, genuinely quick, but he was constantly plagued by back trouble. He took a wicket with his first ball in Ashes Tests: Stan Worthington, caught behind off the first ball of the 1936-37 Brisbane Test, and in the same match he inflicted Wally Hammond's first Ashes duck. In his first match in England, at Worcester in 1938, McCormick was no-balled for overstepping no fewer than 35 times, 19 of them in his first three overs. He died in Tweed Heads, New South Wales, in 1991.
Plays of the Day from the second ODI between England and India, in Cardiff
Plays of the day from the third ODI between England and India at Trent Bridge
Plays of the day from the tri-series match between Zimbabwe and South Africa
Would he have fared better than the incumbent middle-order batsmen, Root and Ballance?