Gerry Hazlitt

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Gerry Hazlitt
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Cricket information
Batting Right-hand bat
Bowling Right-arm medium
Right-arm offbreak
International information
National side
Career statistics
Competition Tests First-class
Matches 9 57
Runs scored 89 876
Batting average 11.12 12.69
100s/50s 0/0 0/5
Top score 34* 82*
Balls bowled 1563 10363
Wickets 23 188
Bowling average 27.08 26.09
5 wickets in innings 1 8
10 wickets in match 0 0
Best bowling 7/25 7/25
Catches/stumpings 4/0 32/0
Source: Cricinfo

Gervys Rignold Hazlitt, commonly known as Gerry (4 September 1888, Enfield, New South Wales – 30 October 1915, Parramatta, New South Wales) was an Australian cricketer who played in 9 Tests from 1907 to 1912.

A right-arm medium-pace and off-spin bowler and useful lower-order batsman, Hazlitt toured England with the Australian team in 1912. In his last Test, against England at The Oval, he took 7 for 25 in the second innings.[1] In his first Test, against England at Sydney in 1907-08, he made 34 not out and put on 56 for the ninth wicket in 39 minutes with Tibby Cotter to give Australia victory by two wickets.[2]

He played for Victoria from 1905-06 to 1910-11, then moved to Sydney to take up a position teaching at The King's School, Parramatta,[3] and played for Central Cumberland District Cricket Club and New South Wales in 1911-12 and 1912-13.

Gerry is famous as a man who produced a stunning finish to his test career. In his last match, the last match of the one and only Triangular Tournament, in England in 1912 he bowled cutters to good effect on a rain-affected track at The Oval, London and took 5 wickets for 1 run in his last 17 balls to finish with career-best figures of 7 for 25 in 21.4 overs. However England won the match by 244 runs to take the triangular series, that also included South Africa. Australia didn't play another Test until after the First World War, by which time the unfortunate Hazlitt had died. [4] Born with a weak heart, Hazlitt died after suffering a heart attack in 1915, aged 27.

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  1. ^ England v Australia, The Oval 1912
  2. ^ Australia v England, Sydney 1907-08
  3. ^ The Oxford Companion to Australian Cricket, Oxford, Melbourne, 1996, p. 237.
  4. ^ "Ask Steven- Bowler who took five wickets from the last 17 balls he bowled in Test cricket". ESPN Cricinfo. 9 August 2016. Retrieved 11 August 2016. 

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