McCormick in 1938
|Born||16 May 1906|
North Carlton, Victoria, Australia
|Died||28 June 1991 85) (aged|
Tweed Heads, New South Wales, Australia
|Height||188 cm (6 ft 2 in)|
Ernest Leslie McCormick (16 May 1906 – 28 June 1991) was an Australian cricketer who played in 12 Tests from 1935 to 1938.
McCormick was an instrument-maker and jeweler. After the 1960–61 West Indies tour of Australia, Donald Bradman and the Australian Cricket Board of Control commissioned McCormick to create a perpetual trophy for winners of Test match series between the two teams. Its design incorporated a ball used in the tied Test and the Frank Worrell Trophy was named in honor of the West Indies captain.
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