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Ken Archer
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Ken Archer

Australia

INTL CAREER: 1950 - 1951

Full Name

Kenneth Alan Archer

Born

January 17, 1928, Yeerongpilly, Queensland

Age

93y 319d

Batting Style

Right hand bat

Bowling Style

Right arm offbreak

relations

(brother)

TEAMS

Ken Archer opened the batting for Queensland for over a decade after the war, as well as being an exceptional fielder - he was offered, and declined, a contract to play professional baseball in the USA. In 1949-50 he toured South Africa with Australia, scoring 826 runs in 24 innings without making the Test side. His debut came at Melbourne in 1950-51 when he scored 26 and 46 in Australia's 28-run defeat of England, and he kept his place for the next two Tests before being dropped. He returned the following season for the first two Tests against West Indies, and again performed soundly rather than spectacularly. Archer played one full season in England, scoring 1,116 runs at 93.00 for Accrington in the Lancashire League in 1954. After retiring he became a leading media executive. His younger brother, Ron, also played for Australia.
Martin Williamson

Career Averages

Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAve100s50s4s6sCtSt
Test5902344826.000017000
FC8213913377413429.95325561
Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Test5------------
FC821500698132/1653.692.79115.300
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Photos


Ken Archer and Graeme Hole walk out onto the field
An Australia team photo
Ken Archer bats