Quick Links
Most viewed players
Player index by type
Player index by letter


Carst Posthuma      

Full name Carst Jan Posthuma

Born January 11, 1868, Haarlem

Died December 21, 1939, near Haarlem (aged 71 years 344 days)

Major teams Netherlands, London County, Rood en Wit

Batting style Left-hand bat

Bowling style Left-arm fast

Carst Jan Posthuma
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 Ct St
First-class 5 6 0 45 29 7.50 0 0 1 0
Bowling averages
Mat Balls Runs Wkts BBI Ave Econ SR 5w 10
First-class 5 644 346 23 7/68 15.04 3.22 28.0 2 1
Career statistics
First-class span 1903 - 1903

Carst Posthuma's first-class statistics certainly don't tell the story of one of Holland's leading players. A quick bowler who possessed a lethal slower ball and fast offbreak, he toured England in 1892, 1894 and 1901, and it was on the latter trip he really made an impression. Against the MCC he took 6 for 159 and then 8 for 170 against Gentlemen of Surrey. He finished the tour with 4 for 160 against London County, a performance that so impressed WG Grace that he invited Posthuma back the following summer. In his first appearance he took 7 for 68 against Leicestershire, finishing with match figures of 10 for 103, and against the MCC he took 6 for 44. In five matches he took 23 wickets at 15.04. He returned with the Netherlands in 1906 and his international career ended with three outings at the 1910 Brussels Exhibition. He showed his liking for MCC batsman with 5 for 96 and 6 for 50. In the war he won widespread admiration for organising matches for the British troops and offering them lavish hospitality at his country house near Haarlem.

  • Read More
Latest Photos


CJ Posthuma, portrait, 1911

CJ Posthuma portrait

© Unknown

Aug 12, 1901

CJ Posthuma and WG Grace at Crystal Palace, 12 August 1901

CJ Posthuma and WG Grace

© Unknown


CJ Posthuma

CJ Posthuma

© Unknown