Johnny Mullagh      

Full name Johnny Mullagh

Born August 13, 1841, near Harrow, Victoria

Died August 14, 1891, Pine Hills Station, Victoria (aged 50 years 1 days)

Major teams Victoria

Also known as Unaarrimin

Batting style Right-hand bat

Johnny Mullagh
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 Ct St
First-class 1 2 0 40 36 20.00 0 0 1 0
Bowling averages
Mat Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
First-class 1 12 8 0 - - - 4.00 - 0 0 0
Career statistics
First-class span 1878/79 - 1878/79

Unaarrimin, known as Johnny Mullagh, part of the famous Australian Aborigine team which toured England in 1868, playing an eyebrow-raising total of 47 matches. A talented allrounder, Unaarrimin hit 1698 runs at an average of 23 and took 245 wickets at only 10 apiece. In 1869-70 he was appointed as a professional by the Melbourne Club but he returned home to Harrow (Victoria) after six games. In 1878-79 he appeared for Victoria against an England XI, scoring 4 and 36 - the latter was this side's top score and the 9,000 spectators collected £50 for him. He was a fierce advocate of Aboriginal rights, and refused to live on one of the state-controlled reserves. He lived in a rabbitter's shack, continuing to play cricket until a few months before his death in 1891, the day after his 50th birthday.
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An Aboriginal side captained by Tom Wills at the MCG in 1866

An Aboriginal side captained by Tom Wills at the MCG in 1866

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