|Full name||Basil Austin Onyons|
14 March 1887|
Windsor, Melbourne, Australia
|Died||31 May 1967
Glen Iris, Melbourne, Australia
|Batting style||Right-handed batsman|
|Domestic team information|
|Source: [CricketArchive], 1 March 1929|
Onyons was originally an Australian rules footballer and played for the Melbourne Football Club in the Victorian Football League (VFL) between 1905 and 1908. He kicked 32 goals from his 37 games, with 16 of them coming in the 1906 season which was the most by a Melbourne player that year.
He didn't play another first-class match until exactly eight years later when he captained Victoria in a game against Tasmania at the MCG. Despite batting at number eight down the order he made 128.
- "New South Wales v Victoria 1918/19". CricketArchive.
- "Victoria v Tasmania 1926/27". CricketArchive.
- "Batting and Fielding in Sheffield Shield 1928/29". CricketArchive.
|Awards and achievements|
|Melbourne Football Club Leading Goalkicker