Lindsay Hassett      

Full name Arthur Lindsay Hassett

Born August 28, 1913, Geelong, Victoria

Died June 16, 1993, Batehaven, Bateman's Bay, New South Wales (aged 79 years 292 days)

Major teams Australia, Victoria

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm medium

Relation Brother - RJ Hassett

Arthur Lindsay Hassett
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 6s Ct St
Tests 43 69 3 3073 198* 46.56 10 11 8 30 0
First-class 216 322 32 16890 232 58.24 59 75 170 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 43 6 111 78 0 - - - 4.21 - 0 0 0
First-class 216 1316 703 18 2/10 39.05 3.20 73.1 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut England v Australia at Nottingham, Jun 10-14, 1938 scorecard
Last Test England v Australia at The Oval, Aug 15-19, 1953 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class span 1932/33 - 1952/53

An artful strokemaker before the Second World War, afterwards Lindsay Hassett was a more circumspect batsman, though one who never lost his lightness of touch. A tiny man who cast a shadow little longer than his bat, he played spin with quick feet, and speed with easy confidence; only five men with more than 10,000 first-class runs boast a better average. He captained the Australian Services XI during the 1945 Victory Tests, and became Bradman's deputy and eventual successor, leading his country to 14 victories and only four defeats. This, however, falls short of a full estimation: his generosity and deadpan humour won hordes of admirers abroad, especially in England. "Australia has sent to these shores no captain of cricket who shared Hassett's secret into our English ways," wrote Neville Cardus, "knowing it without any surrender of Australia's own related yet not entirely similar ways." He later became a thoughtful radio commentator.
Gideon Haigh

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Jan 28, 2003

Portrait of Lindsay Hassett

Lindsay Hassett - Portrait

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Aug 30, 1980

Former and current captains of England and Australia line up. From left:  Bob Wyatt, Lindsay Hassett, Gubby Allen, Cyril Walters, Arthur Morris, Norman Yardley, Freddie Brown, Richie Benaud, Len Hutton, Neil Harvey, Peter May, Bob Simpson, Bill Lawry, Ted Dexter, Mike Smith, Barry Jarman, Tom Graveney, Ian Chappell, Graham Yallop, Greg Chappell and Ian Botham, England v Australia, Centenary Test, Lord's, 3rd day, August 30,  1980

Former and current captains of England and Australia line up on the field during day three of the Centenary Test

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Apr 30, 1953

Lindsay Hassett, April 30, 1953

Lindsay Hassett

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Wisden Cricketer of the Year 1949
Australian Cricket Hall of Fame 2003