Pat Crawford

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William Patrick Anthony Crawford (Pat Crawford)
Personal information
Full name William Patrick Anthony Crawford
Born (1933-08-03)3 August 1933
Dubbo, New South Wales, Australia
Died 21 January 2009(2009-01-21) (aged 75)
Nickname Pat Crawford
Batting style Right-handed batsman
Bowling style Right-arm fast
Role Bowler
International information
National side
Test debut (cap 202) 21 June 1956 v England
Last Test 6 November 1956 v India
Domestic team information
Years Team
1954/55–1957/58 New South Wales
Career statistics
Competition Test First-class
Matches 4 37
Runs scored 53 424
Batting average 17.66 19.27
100s/50s –/– –/1
Top score 34 86
Balls bowled 437 5568
Wickets 7 110
Bowling average 15.28 19.27
5 wickets in innings 5
10 wickets in match 1
Best bowling 3/28 6/55
Catches/stumpings 1/– 18/–
Source: CricketArchive, 21 January 2009

William Patrick Anthony Crawford (3 August 1933 – 21 January 2009[1]) was an Australian cricketer who played in four Tests, including one in England at Lord's in 1956 and three in India in 1956–57. He was born in Dubbo, New South Wales.

He was a right-arm fast bowler.

During the 1956 tour to England, Crawford was denied permission to have his pregnant wife accompany him on the sea voyage by the Australian Board of Control under its policy against spouses travelling with the team; she travelled separately.

Crawford suffered an injury during his debut Test at Lord's and bowled only 29 balls.

Crawford died in Southerland, Sydney, on 25 January 2009.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Australian Test player Pat Crawford dies". Cricinfo. 21 January 2009. Retrieved 2009-01-21. 

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