March 15, 1878, Northowram, Halifax, Yorkshire, England
June 08, 1948, Bellevue Hill, Sydney, New South Wales, (aged 70y 85d)
Right hand Bat
Yorkshire-born Sammy Carter played 28 Tests between 1907 and 1921-22, and when England met Australia at Headingley in 1921, he was the only Yorkshireman playing in the match. As a keeper he was first rate, although he didn't stand as close to the stumps as most of his peers. His batting, notable for a famous over-the-shoulder scoop, was fairly limited, although he did ram three fifties in his first four Tests. He toured England as early as 1902 (he had to wait five years before making his Test debut) and was controversially omitted from the 1905 tour when the first choices were selected largely on the basis that "they went to the right schools". He was also left out of the 1912 tour as a punishment for being one of the rebels who insisted on the right to pick their own manager. In 1932, aged 54, he toured the USA and Canada with an official side captained by Vic Richardson.
Batting & Fielding