Full name Frederick Martin
Born October 12, 1861, Dartford, Kent
Died December 13, 1921, Dartford, Kent (aged 60 years 62 days)
Major teams England, Kent
Also known as Nutty Martin
Batting style Left-hand bat
Bowling style Left-arm medium
|Test debut||England v Australia at The Oval, Aug 11-12, 1890 scorecard|
|Last Test||South Africa v England at Cape Town, Mar 19-22, 1892 scorecard|
|First-class span||1885 - 1900|
Left-armer Frederick "Nutty" Martin played only two Tests but will have taken some consolation from finishing with a bowling average of 10.07. He grabbed 12 for 102 on debut against Australia at The Oval in 1890 -- the best figures by a debutant until Bob Massie destroyed England with 16 for 137 in 1972 - but for some reason he did not play in another Ashes Test. He continued to excel for Kent, taking 1317 first-class wickets at the startling average of 17.38. And he took ten wickets in a match on 23 occasions.
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack
Wisden Cricketer of the Year 1892
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