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Claude Tozer
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Claude Tozer

Australia

Full Name

Claude John Tozer

Born

September 27, 1890, Sydney, New South Wales

Died

December 21, 1920, Lindfield, Sydney, New South Wales, (aged 30y 86d)

Batting Style

Right hand bat

Education

Shore Grammar, Sydney

relations

(uncle)

TEAMS

Claude Tozer was a precocious schoolboy cricketer who established records in Sydney school and grade cricket and who would have played much more first-class cricket were it not for the demands of medical school. He did make a handful of appearances in second-string New South Wales games before the war, but went to serve with the Royal Australian Medical Corp at Gallipoli and then on the Western Front during WW1, ending up as a major and winning the DSO. He returned home to join become a GP, and began to make his mark. He started the 1920-21 season with 452 runs in three appearances in grade cricket and was picked for an Australian XI against the touring MCC in December, making fifties in both innings. As a result, he was named as NSW captain for their game against Queensland starting on New Year's Day, but on December 21, 1920 he was shot and killed by his deranged mistress.
Martin Williamson

Career Averages

Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAve100s50sCtSt
FC712151410346.721540
Bowling
FormatMatBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
FC7000-----000

Debut/Last Matches - Player

FC Matches
Span
1910/11 - 1920/21

Photos


The body of Claude Tozer (2)
The body of Claude Tozer
Claude Tozer portrait