Matches (15)
NZ v AUS (1)
Ranji Trophy (2)
WCL 2 (1)
Nepal Tri-Nation (1)
Sheffield Shield (3)
CWC Play-off (4)
PSL 2024 (1)
WPL (2)

Full Name

Herbert Vivian Hordern


February 10, 1883, North Sydney, New South Wales


June 17, 1938, Darlinghurst, Sydney, New South Wales, (aged 55y 127d)

Also Known As

Dr Herbert Hordern

Batting Style

Right hand Bat

Bowling Style

Legbreak Googly



A googly bowler and more than capable late middle-order batsman, "Ranji" Hordern (his nickname came from his swarthy complexion) was always a doctor first and a cricketer second, and so was unable to tour England with Australia. But while a student in Pennsylvania he played in England in 1907, taking 110 wickets in matches not deemed first-class. He also toured Jamaica with them in 1908-09 before returning home to New South Wales. He made his debut for Australia in 1910-11 and took eight wickets in the match, including 5 for 66 in South Africa's second innings. In the Test series against England in 1911-12 he bagged 32 wickets. In the first Test at Sydney he grabbed 12 for 135 as Australia won their only match of the rubber, and in the last game, also at Sydney, he had figures of 10 for 161.
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Ranji Hordern Career Stats

Batting & Fielding



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Debut/Last Matches of Ranji Hordern

Recent Matches of Ranji Hordern

NSW vs Victoria254/69 & 1/8724-Jan-1913SydneyFC
Australia vs England0 & 45/95 & 5/6623-Feb-1912SydneyTest # 120
Australia vs England19 & 53/13709-Feb-1912MelbourneTest # 119
Australia vs England25 & 52/143 & 1/3212-Jan-1912AdelaideTest # 118
Australia vs England49* & 314/66 & 0/6630-Dec-1911MelbourneTest # 117