Sammy Carter      

Full name Hanson Carter

Born March 15, 1878, Northowram, Halifax, Yorkshire, England

Died June 8, 1948, Bellevue Hill, Sydney, New South Wales (aged 70 years 85 days)

Major teams Australia, New South Wales

Batting style Right-hand bat

Fielding position Wicketkeeper

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 6s Ct St
Tests 28 47 9 873 72 22.97 0 4 0 44 21
First-class 128 175 31 2897 149 20.11 2 13 181 89
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 28 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 128 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Career statistics
Test debut Australia v England at Sydney, Dec 13-19, 1907 scorecard
Last Test South Africa v Australia at Cape Town, Nov 26-29, 1921 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class span 1897-1925
Profile

Yorkshire-born Sammy Carter played 28 Tests between 1907 and 1921-22, and when England met Australia at Headingley in 1921, he was the only Yorkshireman playing in the match. As a keeper he was first rate, although he didn't stand as close to the stumps as most of his peers. His batting, notable for a famous over-the-shoulder scoop, was fairly limited, although he did ram three fifties in his first four Tests. He toured England as early as 1902 (he had to wait five years before making his Test debut) and was controversially omitted from the 1905 tour when the first choices were selected largely on the basis that "they went to the right schools". He was also left out of the 1912 tour as a punishment for being one of the rebels who insisted on the right to pick their own manager. In 1932, aged 54, he toured the USA and Canada with an official side captained by Vic Richardson.
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1909

A portrait of the Australian team that contested the 1909 Ashes in England

A portrait of the Australian team that contested the 1909 Ashes in England

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Tour Results
West Indies v Pakistan at Kingstown - Jul 28, 2013
Pakistan won by 11 runs
West Indies v Pakistan at Kingstown - Jul 27, 2013
Pakistan won by 2 wickets (with 0 balls remaining)
West Indies v Pakistan at Gros Islet - Jul 24, 2013
Pakistan won by 4 wickets (with 1 ball remaining)
West Indies v Pakistan at Gros Islet - Jul 21, 2013
Pakistan won by 6 wickets (with 6 balls remaining) (D/L method)
West Indies v Pakistan at Gros Islet - Jul 19, 2013
Match tied
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