Matches (13)
NZ v AUS (1)
AFG v IRE (1)
WCL 2 (1)
Nepal Tri-Nation (1)
Sheffield Shield (3)
Durham in ZIM (1)
WPL (2)
CWC Play-off (3)

Full Name

Charles Alfred Absolom

Born

June 07, 1846, Blackheath, Kent

Died

July 30, 1889, Port of Spain, Trinidad, (aged 43y 53d)

Batting Style

Right hand Bat

Bowling Style

Right arm Medium

A fine University cricketer who went on to play for Kent, Charles Absolom made a single Test appearance. He came to the wicket after Spofforth, with the first Test hat-trick, had reduced England to 26 for 7, and made a fine half century batting at No. 9. Despite his excellent slow-medium bowling record, he was not asked to bowl in the Australian innings, although seven others were, and he fared less well against Spofforth in the second innings as England lost by 10 wickets. Known as the "Cambridge Navvy", presumably because of his impressive physique, he took 25 wickets in the four University matches he appeared in. His career in cricket was short, as he chose to travel, becoming a purser, and he came to an unfortunate end when he was buried under a misplaced load of sugar whilst loading at Port of Spain.
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Charlie Absolom Career Stats

Batting & Fielding

FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAve100s50s6sCtSt
Tests120585229.0001000
FC991781125159415.0504-1270

Bowling

FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Tests1------------
FC99-1303654722827/45-19.402.5146.2-193
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Test

Debut/Last Matches of Charlie Absolom

FC Matches

Span
1866 - 1879

Recent Matches of Charlie Absolom

MatchBatDateGroundFormat
England vs Australia52 & 602-Jan-1879MelbourneTest # 3

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