Alan Fairfax      

Full name Alan Geoffrey Fairfax

Born June 16, 1906, Summer Hill, Sydney, New South Wales

Died May 17, 1955, Kensington, London, England (aged 48 years 335 days)

Major teams Australia, New South Wales

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm fast-medium

Other Coach

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 6s Ct St
Tests 10 12 4 410 65 51.25 0 4 1 15 0
First-class 56 76 10 1910 104 28.93 1 9 41 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 10 18 1520 645 21 4/31 6/138 30.71 2.54 72.3 2 0 0
First-class 56 9897 3735 134 6/54 27.87 2.26 73.8 2 0
Career statistics
Test debut Australia v England at Melbourne, Mar 8-16, 1929 scorecard
Last Test Australia v West Indies at Sydney, Feb 27-Mar 4, 1931 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class span 1928/29 - 1934

Wisden obituary
Alan Geoffrey Fairfax, who died in London on May 17, aged 48, played as an all-rounder in ten Test matches for Australia from 1929 to 1931. He had been in indifferent health following a serious injury received during the Second World War, after which he joined the staff of a London Sunday newspaper. Progressing through grade cricket, Fairfax reached Inter-State rank following an innings of 107 for New South Wales Colts against Queensland Colts in 1928-29 and he made his first appearance as a steady and somewhat restrained stroke-player for Australia in the fifth Test match against A. P. F. Chapman's team that season. In the first innings he scored 65, sharing in a stand of 183 with D. G. Bradman (123) which set up a record for the fifth Australian wicket. He visited England under W. M. Woodfull in 1930, taking part in four of the Test Matches. With 53 not out his best innings, he averaged 50 against England, and in all first class games during the tour scored 536 runs, average 25.52, and, with right-arm medium-pace bowling from a good height, took 41 wickets for 29.70 runs each. Next season in Australia he played in all five Test Matches against West Indies, being third in the batting averages with figures of 48.75 for six innings. He returned to England in 1932 as professional to Accrington in the Lancashire League and afterwards until the outbreak of War ran an indoor cricket school in London.
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack

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May 9, 1930

The Australian 1930 Ashes tourists. Back row (left to right): Stan McCabe, Alec Hurwood, Tim Wall, Percy Hornibrook, Alan Kippax, Ted a'Beckett, Clarrie Grimmett, Bert Oldfield; Front row: Don Bradman, Bill Ponsford, Vic Richardson, Bill Woodfull, Charlie Walker, Archie Jackson, Alan Fairfax, May 9, 1930

The Australian 1930 Ashes tourists

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