Otto Nothling      

Full name Otto Ernest Nothling

Born August 1, 1900, Teutoburg, Queensland

Died September 26, 1965, Chelmer, Queensland (aged 65 years 56 days)

Major teams Australia, New South Wales, Queensland

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm fast-medium

Education Brisbane Grammar School

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 1 2 0 52 44 26.00 120 43.33 0 0 7 0 0 0
First-class 21 38 2 882 121 24.50 1 6 15 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 1 2 276 72 0 - - - 1.56 - 0 0 0
First-class 21 3810 1478 36 5/39 41.05 2.32 105.8 2 0
Career statistics
Only Test Australia v England at Sydney, Dec 14-20, 1928 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class span 1922/23 - 1929/30

Otto Ernest Nothling, the former Australian Test cricketer, died at Brisbane on September 26 at the age of 65. Born on August 1, 1900, he was a fine allrounder who first came to the fore while at Sydney University, scoring 56 and taking five wickets for Combined Australian Universities v. MCC at Melbourne in 1922-23: in that season, as in 1924-25, he had the best bowling average in first grade cricket in Sydney. A tall, right-arm medium-pace bowler who could also bowl a menacing off-break on a worn pitch, he made his first-class debut for New South Wales v. MCC at Sydney in 1924-25 and his Sheffield Shield debut a few days later. On moving to Brisbane, where he had a medical practice, he played for Queensland from 1927-28, and in the following season scored 121-his only first-class century - in just over 212 minutes v New South Wales at Sydney. He was a broad-shouldered, forcing batsman and a particularly powerful driver. He had an analysis of 5 for 78 (including W. R. Hammond for a duck) v. M.C.C. at Brisbane in 1928-29 and, having also bowled well for an Australian XI against the tourists, played in the second Test of that series, at Sydney, a game in which D. G. Bradman, for the only time in his career, was Australia's twelfth man: Nothling failed to take a wicket but scored 44 in the second innings. He played his last game in first-class cricket (for Queensland) in November, 1929. In his youth, while at Sydney University, he also achieved renown as an athlete and as an inter-state Rugby Union player: as a full-back he represented New South Wales, toured New Zealand in 1923 and played against New Zealand in Sydney in 1924. He later became a capable golfer and, in professional life, a prominent Brisbane dermatologist. For the past two years he had been President of the Queensland Cricket Association.
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