Hugh Trumble      

Full name Hugh Trumble

Born May 12, 1867, Abbotsford, Melbourne, Victoria

Died August 14, 1938, Hawthorn, Melbourne, Victoria (aged 71 years 94 days)

Major teams Australia, Victoria

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm offbreak

Relation Brother - JW Trumble

Hugh Trumble
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 Ct St
Tests 32 57 14 851 70 19.79 0 4 45 0
First-class 213 344 67 5395 107 19.47 3 20 329 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 32 57 8099 3072 141 8/65 12/89 21.78 2.27 57.4 8 9 3
First-class 213 44060 17134 929 9/39 18.44 2.33 47.4 69 25
Career statistics
Test debut England v Australia at Lord's, Jul 21-23, 1890 scorecard
Last Test Australia v England at Melbourne, Mar 5-8, 1904 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class span 1887/88 - 1903/04

Hugh Trumble was a fine offspinner who was deadly on a wet wicket, but who could take wickets in all conditions. On the wet pitches often found in those days, especially the sticky wickets in his native Australia he was virtually unplayable. A tall man, he bowled offspin at close to medium pace with considerable variation in flight and pace. He turned the ball enough to beat the bat on true pitches, but on a wet wicket could make the ball bite, turn and lift spitefully. He fooled many a good batsman with a well disguised slower ball, often resulting in a caught and bowled. He was also a very useful batsman with 4 Test fifties and three first-class centuries to his name, mostly concentrating on defence. At the start of the 1899 tour he was batting at No. 10, but by the end he was opening in Tests - he achieved the double of 100 wickets and 1000 runs that summer. One of his greatest performances came, unfortunately, in a losing cause, making 64 and 7 and taking 4 for 108 and 8 for 65 in the Oval Test in 1902, England winning that game by a solitary wicket. He was the first man to take two test hat-tricks (both at his home ground at Melbourne), a feat equalled only by Wasim Akram of Pakistan and TJ Matthews of Australia. After he retired from playing he was secretary of Melbourne CC from 1911 to his death. His elder brother John played seven Tests for Australia.
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Feb 12, 2004

Hugh Trumble

Hugh Trumble

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Hugh Trumble

Hugh Trumble

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The last day of the 1902 Adelaide Test, Hugh Trumble and Joe Darling batting. Trumble hesitates and is nearly run out as Gilbert Jessop makes a quick return.

The last day of the 1902 Adelaide Test, Hugh Trumble and Joe Darling batting

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Wisden Cricketer of the Year 1897