Monty Noble      

Full name Montague Alfred Noble

Born January 28, 1873, Dixon Street, Chinatown, Sydney, New South Wales

Died June 22, 1940, Randwick, Sydney, New South Wales (aged 67 years 146 days)

Major teams Australia, New South Wales

Nickname Mary Ann

Playing role Allrounder

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm medium, Right-arm offbreak

Relation Brother - EG Noble

Montague Alfred Noble
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 Ct St
Tests 42 73 7 1997 133 30.25 1 16 26 0
First-class 248 377 34 13975 284 40.74 37 66 187 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 42 71 7159 3025 121 7/17 13/77 25.00 2.53 59.1 1 9 2
First-class 248 33112 14443 624 8/48 23.14 2.61 53.0 33 7
Career statistics
Test debut Australia v England at Melbourne, Jan 1-5, 1898 scorecard
Last Test England v Australia at The Oval, Aug 9-11, 1909 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class span 1893/94 - 1919/20

Wisden obituary
During his long career, Monty Noble showed exceptional ability in every detail of the game, and by many people was regarded as the greatest all-round cricketer produced by Australia. He excelled as a batsman, bowler, fieldsman and captain, notably in placing his field to block a batsman's favourite strokes. Born in Sydney on January 28, 1873, Noble made a name in junior cricket and went to New Zealand with a New South Wales team in 1893, while in the following season he scored 152 not out for Sydney Juniors' Eighteen against A. E. Stoddart's team. That performance secured Noble a trial in the New South Wales eleven, and he gradually established himself as a cricketer of outstanding merit. Playing in four Tests in the 1897-98 season, when Stoddart's second team gained only one victory, Noble had the best bowling average on either side, and he remained a notable figure in Australian cricket until 1920, when he retired, having scored 14,245 runs and taken 654 wickets in first-class matches.

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Monty Noble

Monty Noble

© The Cricketer International

Mar 16, 1914

Arthur Sims' Australian XI 1913-14 touring team to New Zealand. Back row (from left): Les Cody, Frank Laver, L Black, Charles Dolling, Arthur Mailey, William MacGregor, Bill Ferguson (scorer), Victor Trumper, Colin McKenzie. Middle row: Mrs Noble, Monty Noble, Arthur Sims (captain), Warwick Armstrong, Mrs Armstrong. Front row: Jack Crawford, Gar Waddy, Vernon Ransford, Herbie Collins.

Arthur Sims' Australian XI 1913-14 touring team to New Zealand

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Aug 1909

Monty Noble walks out to bat at The Oval, England v Australia, The Oval, August 1909

Monty Noble walks out to bat at The Oval

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Wisden Cricketer of the Year 1900