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Ike Travers
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Ike Travers

Australia

INTL CAREER: 1902 - 1902

Full Name

Joseph Patrick Francis Travers

Born

January 10, 1871, Adelaide, South Australia

Died

September 15, 1942, Adelaide, South Australia, (aged 71y 248d)

Batting Style

Left hand bat

Bowling Style

Slow left arm orthodox

Other

Umpire

TEAMS

Ike Travers was a lower-order left-hand bat and left-arm spinner who hit a dramatic run of form in the 1900-01 Sheffield Shield, taking 21 wickets in two games for South Australia which included an analysis of nine for 30 when he rolled over Victoria for 76. The following year he was picked for the Fifth Test against England as a late replacement for the injured J. V. Saunders. He bowled only eight overs, taking one for 14, and never played for Australia again. He did continue in the Sheffield Shield: thereafter his bowling declined but his batting improved. In retirement he became a well-known coach and was reportedly instrumental in bringing Don Bradman to South Australia in 1935. Travers thought Bradman's presence would help counteract the growing popularity of tennis and suggested that his salary should be subsidised by up to £750 a year.
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack

Career Averages

Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAve100s50s6sCtSt
Test1201095.0000010
FC3769237607716.5202250
Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Test11481411/141/1414.001.7548.00000
FC37897736731179/3031.3976.7051
Joseph Patrick Francis Travers
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Debut/Last Matches - Player

FC Matches
Span
1895/96 - 1906/07