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Alan Fairfax
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Alan Fairfax

Australia

INTL CAREER: 1929 - 1931

Full Name

Alan Geoffrey Fairfax

Born

June 16, 1906, Summer Hill, Sydney, New South Wales

Died

May 17, 1955, Kensington, London, England, (aged 48y 335d)

Batting Style

Right hand bat

Bowling Style

Right arm fast medium

Other

Coach

TEAMS

Wisden obituary
Alan Geoffrey Fairfax, who died in London on May 17, aged 48, played as an all-rounder in ten Test matches for Australia from 1929 to 1931. He had been in indifferent health following a serious injury received during the Second World War, after which he joined the staff of a London Sunday newspaper. Progressing through grade cricket, Fairfax reached Inter-State rank following an innings of 107 for New South Wales Colts against Queensland Colts in 1928-29 and he made his first appearance as a steady and somewhat restrained stroke-player for Australia in the fifth Test match against A. P. F. Chapman's team that season. In the first innings he scored 65, sharing in a stand of 183 with D. G. Bradman (123) which set up a record for the fifth Australian wicket. He visited England under W. M. Woodfull in 1930, taking part in four of the Test Matches. With 53 not out his best innings, he averaged 50 against England, and in all first class games during the tour scored 536 runs, average 25.52, and, with right-arm medium-pace bowling from a good height, took 41 wickets for 29.70 runs each. Next season in Australia he played in all five Test Matches against West Indies, being third in the batting averages with figures of 48.75 for six innings. He returned to England in 1932 as professional to Accrington in the Lancashire League and afterwards until the outbreak of War ran an indoor cricket school in London.
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack

Career Averages

Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAve100s50s6sCtSt
Test101244106551.25041150
FC567610191010428.9319410
Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Test10181520645214/316/13830.712.5472.30200
FC56989737351346/5427.8773.8020
Alan Geoffrey Fairfax
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Debut/Last Matches - Player

Photos


The Australian 1930 Ashes tourists