Full name Edwin Evans
Born March 26, 1849, Emu Plains, New South Wales
Died July 2, 1921, Walgett, New South Wales (aged 72 years 98 days)
Major teams Australia, New South Wales
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm slow
|Test debut||Australia v England at Melbourne, Dec 31, 1881 - Jan 4, 1882 scorecard|
|Last Test||England v Australia at The Oval, Aug 12-14, 1886 scorecard|
|First-class span||1874/75 - 1887/88|
An accurate offspinner, Evans made spasmodic appearances for Australia in the early 1880s without any real success - in all he took seven wickets at 47 in his six Tests. It wasn't for the want of accuracy: Evans could land the ball almost wherever he wanted to, and away from the game he had a reputation of being a kangaroo shooter of a very high professional standard. He toured England once - in 1886 - but by then he was past his best. For his state, however, he was often devastating.
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