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County DIV1 (5)
County DIV2 (4)
Marsh Cup (1)

Full Name

Kenneth Alan Archer


January 17, 1928, Yeerongpilly, Queensland


April 14, 2023 (aged 95y 87d)

Batting Style

Right hand Bat

Bowling Style

Right arm Offbreak



Ken Archer opened the batting for Queensland for over a decade after the war, as well as being an exceptional fielder - he was offered, and declined, a contract to play professional baseball in the USA. In 1949-50 he toured South Africa with Australia, scoring 826 runs in 24 innings without making the Test side. His debut came at Melbourne in 1950-51 when he scored 26 and 46 in Australia's 28-run defeat of England, and he kept his place for the next two Tests before being dropped. He returned the following season for the first two Tests against West Indies, and again performed soundly rather than spectacularly. Archer played one full season in England, scoring 1,116 runs at 93.00 for Accrington in the Lancashire League in 1954. After retiring he became a leading media executive. His younger brother, Ron, also played for Australia.
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Ken Archer Career Stats

Batting & Fielding



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Debut/Last Matches of Ken Archer

Recent Matches of Ken Archer

Queensland vs NSW65 & 51/1226-Oct-1956BrisbaneFC
Queensland vs Victoria31*--03-Feb-1956BrisbaneFC
Queensland vs NSW10 & 211/7731-Dec-1955SydneyFC
Queensland vs South Aust511/3724-Dec-1955AdelaideFC
Queensland vs West Aust13--16-Dec-1955PerthFC

Photos of Ken Archer

Ken Archer and Graeme Hole walk out onto the field
An Australia team photo
Ken Archer bats