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Otto Nothling
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Otto Nothling

Australia

INTL CAREER: 1928 - 1928

Full Name

Otto Ernest Nothling

Born

August 01, 1900, Teutoburg, Queensland

Died

September 26, 1965, Chelmer, Queensland, (aged 65y 56d)

Batting Style

Right hand bat

Bowling Style

Right arm fast medium

Education

Brisbane Grammar School

TEAMS

Otto Ernest Nothling, the former Australian Test cricketer, died at Brisbane on September 26 at the age of 65. Born on August 1, 1900, he was a fine allrounder who first came to the fore while at Sydney University, scoring 56 and taking five wickets for Combined Australian Universities v. MCC at Melbourne in 1922-23: in that season, as in 1924-25, he had the best bowling average in first grade cricket in Sydney. A tall, right-arm medium-pace bowler who could also bowl a menacing off-break on a worn pitch, he made his first-class debut for New South Wales v. MCC at Sydney in 1924-25 and his Sheffield Shield debut a few days later. On moving to Brisbane, where he had a medical practice, he played for Queensland from 1927-28, and in the following season scored 121-his only first-class century - in just over 212 minutes v New South Wales at Sydney. He was a broad-shouldered, forcing batsman and a particularly powerful driver. He had an analysis of 5 for 78 (including W. R. Hammond for a duck) v. M.C.C. at Brisbane in 1928-29 and, having also bowled well for an Australian XI against the tourists, played in the second Test of that series, at Sydney, a game in which D. G. Bradman, for the only time in his career, was Australia's twelfth man: Nothling failed to take a wicket but scored 44 in the second innings. He played his last game in first-class cricket (for Queensland) in November, 1929. In his youth, while at Sydney University, he also achieved renown as an athlete and as an inter-state Rugby Union player: as a full-back he represented New South Wales, toured New Zealand in 1923 and played against New Zealand in Sydney in 1924. He later became a capable golfer and, in professional life, a prominent Brisbane dermatologist. For the past two years he had been President of the Queensland Cricket Association.
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Career Averages

Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s4s6sCtSt
Test120524426.0012043.33007000
FC2138288212124.5016150
Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Test12276720---1.56-000
FC2138101478365/3941.05105.8020
Otto Ernest Nothling
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Debut/Last Matches - Player

FC Matches
Span
1922/23 - 1929/30