Harry Austin

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Harry Austin
Personal information
Born(1892-04-17)17 April 1892
Moseley, Birmingham, England
Died29 August 1968(1968-08-29) (aged 76)
Canterbury, Kent, England
Bowling Slow left arm orthodox
Domestic team information
1919 Warwickshire
1928 Worcestershire
First-class debut6 June 1919
Worcestershire  v  Surrey
Last First-class24 August 1928
Worcestershire  v  Somerset
Career statistics
Competition FC
Runs scored67
Batting average 8.37
Top score13
Balls bowled598
Wickets 3
Bowling average 96.66
5 wickets in innings 0
10 wickets in match0
Best bowling1-41
Catches/stumpings 3/–
Source: cricketarchive.com, 2 April 2008

Harry Austin (17 April 1892 – 29 August 1968) was an English cricketer who played six first-class matches between the wars: four for Warwickshire in 1919, and two for Worcestershire in 1928. He had little success with either bat or ball, though the last of his three wickets (and his only wicket for Worcestershire) was that of Somerset captain and England Test player Jack White. [1]

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  1. "Somerset v Worcestershire in 1928". CricketArchive. Retrieved 2008-04-02.

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