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Vernon Ransford
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Vernon Ransford

Australia

INTL CAREER: 1907 - 1912

Full Name

Vernon Seymour Ransford

Born

March 20, 1885, South Yarra, Melbourne, Victoria

Died

March 19, 1958, Brighton, Melbourne, Victoria, (aged 72y 364d)

Batting Style

Left hand bat

Bowling Style

Slow left arm orthodox

Other

Administrator

TEAMS

Vernon Seymour Ransford, who died at Melbourne on March 19, the day before his 73rd birthday, was an attractive left-handed batsman and fine deep fieldsman for Australia and Victoria. He first appeared for his State in 1903-4 and between then and 1925-6 he scored 4,350 runs for them, including twelve centuries, average 37.24. Against New South Wales at Sydney in 1908-9 he hit a century in each innings, 182 and 110, and almost made three in successive innings against the same opponents, for he put together 94 in the first meeting at Melbourne.

He took part in 20 Test matches for Australia, 15 of them in his own country and five when touring England with M. A. Noble's team, scoring 1,211 runs. In England he overcame strange conditions so successfully that he hit 143 not out in the Test match at Lord's and headed the Australian Test figures with an average of 58.83. In all matches that season, 1909, he registered 1,783 runs, average 43.48, and his six three-figure innings included the highest of his career -- 190 against MCC at Lord's. From 1939 to 1957 he held the post of secretary to the Melbourne CC.
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Career Averages

Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAve100s50s6sCtSt
Test203861211143*37.84171100
FC14221924826819042.402532740
Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Test203432811/91/928.003.9043.00000
FC1421692888296/3830.6258.3010
Vernon Seymour Ransford
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Debut/Last Matches - Player

Photos


Arthur Sims' Australian XI 1913-14 touring team to New Zealand
A portrait of the Australian team that contested the 1909 Ashes in England