Joey Palmer

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Joey Palmer
George Palmer Aust cricketer.jpg
Personal information
Full name George Eugene Palmer
Born (1859-02-22)22 February 1859
Mulwala, New South Wales
Died 22 August 1910(1910-08-22) (aged 51)
Baddaginnie, Victoria
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm offbreak
International information
National side
Career statistics
Competition Tests First-class
Matches 17 133
Runs scored 296 2728
Batting average 14.09 16.14
100s/50s 0/0 1/10
Top score 48 113
Balls bowled 4517 27809
Wickets 78 594
Bowling average 21.51 17.71
5 wickets in innings 6 54
10 wickets in match 2 16
Best bowling 7/65 8/48
Catches/stumpings 13/0 107/0
Source: Cricinfo
Palmer pictured right (front row) with the 1886 Australia national cricket team

George Eugene "Joey" Palmer (22 February 1859 – 22 August 1910; also known as Eugene Palmer) was an Australian cricketer who played in 17 Tests between 1880 and 1886.

"Joey" Palmer had an intense career, His Test career was short in years but he toured England 4 times and at his peak he was considered a top medium pace spinner. Palmer had a particular love for the SCG, where his best Test bowling of 7-65 occurred.

After returning from the 1886 tour to England he damaged his knee and never played Test cricket again but came to play first class cricket in Australia until the end of 1896/97.

Palmer was also a leading Australian rules footballer for South Melbourne Football Club in the Victorian Football Association (VFA).[1]


  1. ^ Atkinson, p. 180.