Matches (13)
PSL 2024 (2)
WPL (1)
NZ v AUS (1)
Ranji Trophy (2)
Nepal Tri-Nation (1)
Sheffield Shield (3)
Durham in ZIM (1)
CWC Play-off (1)
Dang CL (1)

Full Name

Walter Frank Giffen


September 20, 1861, Norwood, Adelaide, South Australia


June 28, 1949, North Unley, Adelaide, South Australia, (aged 87y 281d)

Batting Style

Right hand Bat

Wisden Overview
One of the least successful Test batsmen of all time, there isn't much doubt that Walter Giffen was only picked for Australia's tour of England in 1893 because his famous brother George twisted a few arms. That wasn't the part of Walter's body the Australian selectors had in mind after a Test career which yielded scores of 2, 0, 1, 3, 3 and 2. Poor Walter might have done better if he hadn't lost the tops of two fingers when he got his left hand trapped between a pair of cog-wheels in 1886. He was a sound batsman and concentrated mainly on defence. He hit many hundreds in Adelaide club cricket and played for South Australia. As a fieldsman he excelled in the deep.

Walter Giffen Career Stats

Batting & Fielding



Walter Frank Giffen

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Debut/Last Matches of Walter Giffen

Recent Matches of Walter Giffen

South Aust vs NSW7 & 310-Jan-1902AdelaideFC
South Aust vs NSW38 & 118-Feb-1898SydneyFC
South Aust vs Victoria11 & 611-Feb-1898MelbourneFC
South Aust vs NSW11 & 208-Jan-1898AdelaideFC
South Aust vs Victoria6313-Nov-1897AdelaideFC

Photos of Walter Giffen

The 1893 Australian team to England
The Australian team in England, 1893