Tim Wall

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Tim Wall
Personal information
Full nameThomas Welbourn Wall
Born(1904-05-13)13 May 1904
Semaphore, South Australia
Died26 March 1981(1981-03-26) (aged 76)
BowlingRight-arm fast
International information
National side
Test debut8 March 1929 v  England
Last Test20 July 1934 v  England
Career statistics
Competition Test First-class
Runs scored1211,071
Batting average 6.3610.50
Top score2053*
Balls bowled4,81221,604
Wickets 56330
Bowling average 35.8929.93
5 wickets in innings 310
10 wickets in match02
Best bowling5/1410/36
Catches/stumpings 11/–54/–
Source: Cricinfo, 22 December 2021

Thomas Welbourn "Tim" Wall (13 May 1904 – 26 March 1981) was an Australian cricketer who played eighteen Test matches between 1929 and 1934. On his debut, he took five wickets in the second innings against England in Melbourne. [1]

Wall was a school teacher in Adelaide before and after his cricket career. He died in 1981 after a long battle with Parkinson's disease. Wall's 10–36 in February 1933 remains the best first-class figures recorded in Australia. [2] It is also the only ten-wicket innings ever recorded for South Australia.

Wall's grandson Brett Swain played 23 first-class matches for South Australia from 1994 to 2001.

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  1. "5th Test: Australia v England at Melbourne, Mar 8–16, 1929". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 18 December 2011.
  2. "Sheffield Shield: Best bowling figures in an innings". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 25 February 2017.