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Full name Roy Baldwin Minnett
Born June 13, 1888, St Leonards, Sydney, New South Wales
Died October 21, 1955, Manly, Sydney, New South Wales (aged 67 years 130 days)
Major teams Australia, New South Wales
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm fast-medium
|Test debut||Australia v England at Sydney, Dec 15-21, 1911 scorecard|
|Last Test||England v Australia at The Oval, Aug 19-22, 1912 scorecard|
Dr Roy Minnet, died at Manly, New South Wales, on October 21, 1955, aged 67. He had given up cricket aged 26 to devote himself to his career as a doctor. Before that he had established himself as a spirited batsman and lively fast-medium bowler, regarded as more talented than his two elder brothers who also played for New South Wales. He played the first of his nine Tests against England at Sydney in 1911-12 and raced to 90 in 111 minutes, overshadowing even Victor Trumper. He struggled on the slow, damp wickets in England in 1912 and when he came home played less often. However, he took 10 for 84 in his final first-class match, against Victoria in December 1914, including 8 for 50 in the first innings.
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack
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?