|Born||21 March 1876|
|Died||21 December 1927 (aged 51)|
Toorak, Victoria, Australia
Slow left-arm orthodox
|Test debut||14 February 1902 v England|
|Last Test||21 February 1908 v England|
|Domestic team information|
|1899–00 to 1909–10||Victoria|
|1910–11 to 1913–14||Wellington|
Source: ESPNcricinfo, 29 May 2019
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