|Batting style||Left-hand bat|
|Bowling style||Left-arm medium|
He was the youngest of ten children of a farmer. As a child, he lost the forefinger of his left hand (his bowling hand) in an industrial accident.
He only made his first-class debut at the age of 27, and his Test debut at the age of 46. He played Test cricket until the age of 50, and first-class cricket until the age of 53. He is the fourth-oldest Test debutant, and the second-oldest Test player, records which are unlikely to be broken.
- A hat-trick against MCC in 1924–25
- 11 wickets for 79 runs against the West Indies in Melbourne in 1930–31
- 9 wickets for 89 runs against South Africa in Brisbane in 1931–32
- 11 wickets for 24 against South Africa in Melbourne in 1931–32
- He took a total of 31 wickets in the 1931–32 South African series