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Walter Giffen
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Walter Giffen

Australia

INTL CAREER: 1887 - 1892

Full Name

Walter Frank Giffen

Born

September 20, 1861, Norwood, Adelaide, South Australia

Died

June 28, 1949, North Unley, Adelaide, South Australia, (aged 87y 281d)

Batting Style

Right hand bat

TEAMS

Wisden Overview
One of the least successful Test batsmen of all time, there isn't much doubt that Walter Giffen was only picked for Australia's tour of England in 1893 because his famous brother George twisted a few arms. That wasn't the part of Walter's body the Australian selectors had in mind after a Test career which yielded scores of 2, 0, 1, 3, 3 and 2. Poor Walter might have done better if he hadn't lost the tops of two fingers when he got his left hand trapped between a pair of cog-wheels in 1886. He was a sound batsman and concentrated mainly on defence. He hit many hundreds in Adelaide club cricket and played for South Australia. As a fieldsman he excelled in the deep.

Career Averages

Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAve100s50s4s6sCtSt
Test3601131.83000010
FC4780611798915.9306230
Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Test3------------
FC4718150----000
Walter Frank Giffen
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Debut/Last Matches - Player

Photos


The Australian team in England, 1893
The 1893 Australian team to England