Nip Pellew      

Full name Clarence Everard Pellew

Born September 21, 1893, Port Pirie, South Australia

Died May 9, 1981, Adelaide, South Australia (aged 87 years 230 days)

Major teams Australia, South Australia

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm medium

Clarence Everard Pellew
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 10 14 1 484 116 37.23 2 1 50 0 4 0
First-class 91 147 12 4536 271 33.60 9 21 43 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 10 3 78 34 0 - - - 2.61 - 0 0 0
First-class 91 849 12 3/119 70.75 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut Australia v England at Sydney, Dec 17-22, 1920 scorecard
Last Test South Africa v Australia at Cape Town, Nov 26-29, 1921 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class span 1913/14 - 1928/29

Wisden Obituary
Nip Pellew died in Adelaide on May 9, 1981, aged 87. The last survivor but one of Warwick Armstrong's great Australian side of 1921, which was perhaps the first to set the winning of the Tests above all other considerations, he stood out from the rest as having more the traditional approach of the English amateur. Flaxen-haired and seldom wearing a cap, he was an attacking batsman, a matter of some importance when Tests in England were confined to three days. He was a fine straight-driver and a great exponent of the off-drive played slightly late to send the ball between cover and third-man: he was also a competent player off his legs and a splendid runner between the wickets. But though he made two hundreds in the 1920-21 series and for his career in Sheffield Shield cricket had an average of 39.50, it is as an outfield that he is chiefly remembered. Credited with being able to run the 100 yards in 10.2 seconds and to throw a cricket ball over 100 yards, he might well, after sprinting 40 yards round the boundary save not one run but two or three, so swiftly did he get rid of the ball. In any discussion of the world's greatest outfields, he must be a candidate for a place.

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Nip Pellew holds the bat he scored many of his runs with, Sydney, 1978

Nip Pellew

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