Full Name

Charles Alfred Absolom

Born

June 07, 1846, Blackheath, Kent

Died

July 30, 1889, Port of Spain, Trinidad, (aged 43y 53d)

Batting Style

Right hand bat

Bowling Style

Right arm medium

TEAMS

A fine University cricketer who went on to play for Kent, Charles Absolom made a single Test appearance. He came to the wicket after Spofforth, with the first Test hat-trick, had reduced England to 26 for 7, and made a fine half century batting at No. 9. Despite his excellent slow-medium bowling record, he was not asked to bowl in the Australian innings, although seven others were, and he fared less well against Spofforth in the second innings as England lost by 10 wickets. Known as the "Cambridge Navvy", presumably because of his impressive physique, he took 25 wickets in the four University matches he appeared in. His career in cricket was short, as he chose to travel, becoming a purser, and he came to an unfortunate end when he was buried under a misplaced load of sugar whilst loading at Port of Spain.
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Career Averages

Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAve100s50s6sCtSt
Test120585229.0001000
FC991781125159415.05041270
Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Test1------------
FC991303654722827/4519.402.5146.20193
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Debut/Last Matches - Player

FC Matches
Span
1866 - 1879

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Charlie Absolom