Full Name

Charles Joshua Oliver

Born

November 01, 1905, Wanganui

Died

September 25, 1977, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, (aged 71y 328d)

Batting Style

Right hand bat

Education

Waltham School

TEAMS

Charlie Oliver died at Brisbane after a very short illness on September 25, aged 71. A Canterbury man, he became one of his country's most famous sportsmen. As a cricketer he toured Australia twice and England once in the mid- 1920s. Then his rugby took precedence. He played at home for New Zealand in 1928, toured Australia with the teams of 1929 and 1934 and was vice-captain and star player of the 1935 All Blacks in Britain. He was a strong running and imaginative centre threequarter. Eventually he and his family went to live in Australia.
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack

Career Averages

Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAve100s50sCtSt
FC3561513019123.2309200
Bowling
FormatMatRunsWktsBBIAve5w10w
FC3516911/35169.0000

Debut/Last Matches - Player

FC Matches
Span
1923/24 - 1942/43

Photos


Charlie Oliver