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Who is the only Australian Test Cricketer to have Made a century and taken 10 wickets in a match?

In the 1957-58 series against England, Betty Wilson took 7 for 7 on a drying pitch, including the first hat-trick by a woman in a Test, and 4 for 19 in the second innings. She also made exactly 100.
 

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Who is the only Australian Test Cricketer to have Made a century and taken 10 wickets in a match?

In the 1957-58 series against England, Betty Wilson took 7 for 7 on a drying pitch, including the first hat-trick by a woman in a Test, and 4 for 19 in the second innings. She also made exactly 100.
AB took 7/46 and then 4/50 against the Windies in 89' but thanks to Malcolm Marshall he was cleaned bowled in the 1st innings for 75...
 

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Is Jason Gillespie the only test cricketer to make a double hundred in his final test...?

I know he's the only Aussie to do it, but has there been anyone else?
 
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Is Jason Gillespie the only test cricketer to make a double hundred in his final test...?

I know he's the only Aussie to do it, but has there been anyone else?
He isn't the only Aussie to do it in his final Test (Ponsford's last match was the 451 partnership he put on with the Don at the Oval in 1934), rather his last Test innings.

Other players to score a double hundred in their final Test match are Andy Sandham, Aravinda de Silva and Seymour Nurse. Sandham's was his record-breaking 325, not his last innings though (unlike de Silva and Nurse).

Source: https://stats.espncricinfo.com/ci/content/records/282931.html
 

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He isn't the only Aussie to do it in his final Test (Ponsford's last match was the 451 partnership he put on with the Don at the Oval in 1934), rather his last Test innings.

Other players to score a double hundred in their final Test match are Andy Sandham, Aravinda de Silva and Seymour Nurse. Sandham's was his record-breaking 325, not his last innings though (unlike de Silva and Nurse).

Source: https://stats.espncricinfo.com/ci/content/records/282931.html
Stand corrected - of course Ponsford and I recall it was actually highest test score too. Thanks for providing the others.
 

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Of the 12 bowlers who have taken 15 or more wickets in a test match, who is only Australian?

This shouldn't be too hard as it's actually quite famous given it was also his test debut at Lords.

Try to answer this without Internet search assistance - wrong guesses are expected - tip, of course it's not Warne.
 
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Of the 12 bowlers who have taken 15 or more wickets in a test match, who is only Australian?

This shouldn't be too hard as it's actually quite famous given it was also his test debut at Lords.

Try to answer this without Internet search assistance - wrong guesses are expected - tip, of course it's not Warne.
Bob Massie
 

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Is Jason Gillespie the only test cricketer to make a double hundred in his final test...?

I know he's the only Aussie to do it, but has there been anyone else?
gillespie was effectively dropped for the following test match in australia for the 06/07 season.
he announced his retirement not too long afterwards.

apparently geoff boycott (eng) was dropped after making a double ton as well (for scoring too slow), however he did come back and play at a later stage.
246* in 1967 v india.
 

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OK, well done, now onto part 3...just kidding. Here's another, that's more a trivia question:

What was the main reason Ned Gregory, who played in the first recognised Test in 1877 (Aus v Eng at the MCG), never played another test...?
 
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OK, well done, now onto part 3...just kidding. Here's another, that's more a trivia question:

What was the main reason Ned Gregory, who played in the first recognised Test in 1877 (Aus v Eng at the MCG), never played another test...?
He chopped off one of his fingers.......
 

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OK, well done, now onto part 3...just kidding. Here's another, that's more a trivia question:

What was the main reason Ned Gregory, who played in the first recognised Test in 1877 (Aus v Eng at the MCG), never played another test...?
He wasn't as good as they though he was?
OR
They selected the wrong Gregory.
 

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He wasn't as good as they though he was?
OR
They selected the wrong Gregory.
First guess was close.

On 15 March 1877, at 38yo Ned Gregory's cricketing career was in it's twilight years which was apparent when he became the first recorded duck in test cricket and then only made 11 runs in the 2nd innings. So feeling a little embarrassed by his performance he then asked his brother, Dave Gregory - Australia's first test captain, to perhaps, quote; 'give a younger chap an opportunity'. Ironically, younger brother Dave had only scored 1 and 3 himself in the test...
Accordingly in the 2nd test, held a fortnight later, Ned Gregory was replaced in the selected team by 25yo Tom Kelly.

The next recognized test match was almost two years later, at which time Ned had retired from competitive cricket to focus on his job as the inaugural curator at the SCG and also support his son, Syd Gregory, who became a future Australian captain and one of most celebrated cricketers of his era....
 
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First guess if close.

On 15 March 1877, at 38yo Ned Gregory's cricketing career was in it's twilight years which was apparent when he became the first recorded duck in test cricket and then only made 11 runs in the 2nd innings. So feeling a little embarrassed by his performance he then asked his brother, Dave Gregory - Australia's first test captain, to perhaps, quote; 'give a younger chap an opportunity'. Ironically, younger brother Dave had only scored 1 and 3 himself in the test...
Accordingly in the 2nd test, held a fortnight later, Ned Gregory was replaced in the selected team by 25yo Tom Kelly.

The next recognized test was almost two years later, at which time Ned had retired from competitive cricket to focus on his job as the inaugural curator at the SCG and also support his son, Syd Gregory, who became a future Australian captain and one of most celebrated cricketers of his era....
He also built the SCG scoreboard.
 

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First guess if close.

On 15 March 1877, at 38yo Ned Gregory's cricketing career was in it's twilight years which was apparent when he became the first recorded duck in test cricket and then only made 11 runs in the 2nd innings. So feeling a little embarrassed by his performance he then asked his brother, Dave Gregory - Australia's first test captain, to perhaps, quote; 'give a younger chap an opportunity'. Ironically, younger brother Dave had only scored 1 and 3 himself in the test...
Accordingly in the 2nd test, held a fortnight later, Ned Gregory was replaced in the selected team by 25yo Tom Kelly.

The next recognized test match was almost two years later, at which time Ned had retired from competitive cricket to focus on his job as the inaugural curator at the SCG and also support his son, Syd Gregory, who became a future Australian captain and one of most celebrated cricketers of his era....
He was apparently a limited player in any event.
 

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He was apparently a limited player in any event.
Concur - but all of the players from both teams, with a few exceptions, were just average cricketers and more importantly none of them had no idea at the time they were creating history. There were no trophies or man-of-the-man awards until (what's known today as their 4th test match) and most of them simply considered these matches just friendly events against the 'mother country' mates who simply shared the same sporting interest...
 
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If you believe some that's how Peter Taylor got his debut too.
I believe it. The selected team contained only one opening batsman. Greg Ritchie ended up partnering Geoff Marsh. Wouldn't have been a problem if Mark Taylor was the intended debutant.

To be fair though, Peter Taylor had an excellent match.
 

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Another popular pub question is regarding Australia's 11 pairs, thus far, of 'test match' cricketing brothers.

I'll provided 7, including the first 4 and the latest 3. Prefer you not use Mr Google's assistance if you can while completing the list - and in roughly date of appearance/era order if you can?

1. Ned and Dave Gregory

2. Charles and Alec Bannerman

3. Bob and Charlie McLeod

4. George and Walter Giffen

5. Harry and Albert Trott (FredLeDeux)

6. Billy and Hugh Trumble (FredLeDeux)

7. Neil and Merv Harvey (big_e)

8. Ken and Ron Archer (FredLeDeux)

9. Richie and John Benaud (corbies)

10. Ian, Greg and Trevor Chappell

11. Steve and Mark Waugh

12. Shaun and Mitchell Marsh


NB, the above list is from one of my library of books in a chapter called 'famous brothers' and should be accurate/complete - but I can't be faaaarked undertaking the research to double check...
 
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Another popular pub question is regarding Australia's 11 pairs, thus far, of 'test match' cricketing brothers.

I'll provided 7, including the first 4 and the latest 3. Prefer you not use Mr Google's assistance if you can while completing the list - and in roughly date of appearance/era order if you can?

1. Ned and Dave Gregory

2. Charles and Alec Bannerman

3. Bob and Charlie McLeod

4. George and Walter Giffen

5.

6.

7.

8.

9. Ian and Greg Chappell

10. Steve and Mark Waugh

11. Shaun and Mitchell Marsh


NB, the above list is from one of my library of books in a chapter called 'famous brothers' and should be accurate/complete - but I can't be faaaarked undertaking the research to double check...
Neil and Merv Harvey
 

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