Harry Trott      

Full name George Henry Stevens Trott

Born August 5, 1866, Collingwood, Melbourne, Victoria

Died November 10, 1917, Albert Park, Melbourne, Victoria (aged 51 years 97 days)

Major teams Australia, Victoria

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Legbreak

Relation Brother - AE Trott

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 6s Ct St
Tests 24 42 0 921 143 21.92 1 4 1 21 0
First-class 222 393 19 8804 186 23.54 9 41 182 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 24 29 1891 1019 29 4/71 6/134 35.13 3.23 65.2 1 0 0
First-class 222 18703 9699 386 8/63 25.12 3.11 48.4 17 2
Career statistics
Test debut England v Australia at Lord's, Jul 16-17, 1888 scorecard
Last Test Australia v England at Sydney, Feb 26-Mar 2, 1898 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class span 1885/86 - 1907/08

George Henry Stevens "Harry" Trott, born August 5, 1866; died at Melbourne, November 12. Came to England in 1888, 1890, 1893, and 1896. Australia has produced greater cricketers than Harry Trott, but in his day he held a place in the front rank of the world's famous players. He was a first-rate bat, a fine field at point, and his leg breaks made him a very effective change bowler. Four times he came to England--first in 1888, again in 1890 and 1893, and, finally, in 1896, when he had the honour of captaining the team. As a leader in the field he perhaps gained even more distinction than as an all-round player. Ranjitsinhji considered him a better captain than Darling, and beyond that praise could hardly go. The personal popularity that Harry Trott enjoyed in 1896 wherever he went was remarkable. One is inclined to think that no Australian captain before or since, was liked so much by his opponents. By sheer force of character he overcame the disadvantages involved in lack of education, and won the warm regard of men with whom, apart from the comradeship of the cricket field, he had nothing in common. In managing his team he owed much to his equable temper and innate tact. Knowing all the little weaknesses and vanities of the men under his command, he believed in a policy of kindly encouragement. Never outwardly disturbed by the state of the game, he could inspire even the most despondent with something of his own cheerfulness. He played cricket in the best possible spirit, taking victory and defeat with the same calm philosophy.

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Mar 2, 1895

Play underway in the fifth Test between England and Australia at Melbourne, with Harry Trott bowling to Albert Ward, whose partner is his captain, AE Stoddart, March 2, 1895

Play underway in the fifth Test between England and Australia at Melbourne in 1895

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The Australian team in England, 1893. Back row (left to right): Carpenter (umpire), V Cohen (manager), Affie Jarvis, Walter Giffen, William Bruce, Alec Bannerman and umpire Thoms. Middle row: Harry Trott, Hugh Trumble, George Giffen, Jack Blackham (captain), JJ Lyons, Bob McLeod and Charlie Turner. Front row: Harry Graham, Arthur Coningham and Syd Gregory

The Australian team in England, 1893

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The 1893 Australian team to England

The 1893 Australian team to England

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Wisden Cricketer of the Year 1894