Hugh Massie

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Hugh Massie
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Personal information
Full nameHugh Hamon Massie
Born(1854-04-11)11 April 1854
Near Belfast, now Port Fairy, Victoria, Australia
Died12 October 1938(1938-10-12) (aged 84)
Point Piper, New South Wales, Australia
Height1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Role Top-order batsman
Domestic team information
1878–1888 New South Wales
Career statistics
Competition Tests FC
Runs scored2492485
Batting average 15.5623.00
Top score55206
Balls bowled0126
Wickets 02
Bowling average n/a30.00
5 wickets in innings 00
10 wickets in match00
Best bowlingn/a2/39
Catches/stumpings 5/035/0
Source: CricketArchive, 14 April 2008

Hugh Hamon Massie (11 April 1854 – 12 October 1938) was a cricketer who played for New South Wales and Australia. [1]


Hugh Massie's Test career batting graph. Hugh Massie graph.png
Hugh Massie's Test career batting graph.

Massie's role in the 1882 Ashes Test at The Oval was almost as pivotal in deciding the result as Fred Spofforth's celebrated performance with the ball. [2] With Alick Bannerman as his opening partner, the hard-hitting Massie scored 55 in 57 minutes from just sixty deliveries, with nine fours, to give the Australians a chance. [3] They duly took the match to win by seven runs.

His son Jack Massie was a noted New South Wales cricketer in the 1910s. [4]

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  3. "Kennington Oval on 28th, 29th August 1882 (3-day match)". CricketArchive. Retrieved 28 December 2008.
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Preceded by
Tom Horan
Australian Test cricket captains
Succeeded by
Jack Blackham