Percy Stanislaus McDonnell
November 13, 1860, Kennington, London, England
September 24, 1896, South Brisbane, Queensland, (aged 35y 316d)
Also Known As
Right hand Bat
Almost certainly the only Greek scholar to captain Australia. Percy "Greatheart" McDonnell was a brilliant attacking batsman whose outstanding footwork and hand-eye co-ordination helped him excel on wet wickets. His best innings probably came in the third Test against England at Sydney in 1881-82. McDonnell made 147, adding 199 with Charles Bannerman, who made 70. The rest of the batsmen mustered only 29 between them. He died in Brisbane in 1896 after a long illness, aged only 35.
Batting & Fielding