Full Name

Percy James Beames

Born

July 27, 1911, Ballarat, Victoria

Died

March 28, 2004, Melbourne, Victoria, (aged 92y 245d)

Batting Style

Right hand bat

Bowling Style

Right arm medium

Other

Commentator

TEAMS

Percy Beames made his name playing football for Melbourne - he was in three premiership teams and was named in their team of the century - and Victoria. He also played cricket for Victoria 18 times either side of the war, scoring 1186 runs at 51.56 with a career-best of 226 not out against Tasmania in 1938-39. After his retirement from top-level sport in 1945 he became a journalist and for more than 30 years was chief football and cricket writer for The Melbourne Age. He retired in 1976. "His voice was from the Bradman era, but his ideas were contemporary," Greg Baum wrote in Beames's old paper. "His enthusiasm for sport and for Melbourne never dimmed. Now both he and the Members' Stand are gone, and the sporting landscape in Melbourne will never be the same."

Career Averages

Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAve100s50sCtSt
FC182741186226*51.563380
Bowling
FormatMatRunsWktsBBIAve5w10w
FC1815775/5222.4210

Debut/Last Matches - Player

FC Matches
Span
1933/34 - 1945/46