Montagu Toller

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Montagu Toller
Personal information
Full nameMontagu Henry Toller
Born(1871-01-01)1 January 1871
Barnstaple, Devon, England
Died5 August 1948(1948-08-05) (aged 77)
Meon Beach, Titchfield, Hampshire, England
BattingRight-handed
BowlingRight-arm fast
Domestic team information
YearsTeam
1897Somerset
Career statistics
Competition FC
Matches 6
Runs scored 77
Batting average 7.70
100s/50s 0/0
Top score 17
Balls bowled 25
Wickets 1
Bowling average 15.00
5 wickets in innings 0
10 wickets in match 0
Best bowling 1/15
Catches/stumpings 1/–
Source: CricketArchive, 22 December 2015

Montagu Henry Toller (1 January 1871 – 5 August 1948) was an English cricket player. He was a right-handed batsman and a right-arm fast bowler.

Life[edit]

Toller was born in Barnstaple, Devon. He was in the cricket XI and the rugby XV at Blundell's School. He was a solicitor by profession. He died in Titchfield, Hampshire, aged 77.

County career[edit]

Toller played six first-class matches for Somerset in 1897. His highest first-class score was 17 against Surrey. He only bowled once in first-class cricket, taking one wicket for 15 runs against Philadelphia. He also played for Devon.

Olympics[edit]

Toller was a member of the gold medal winning Great Britain cricket team at the 1900 Summer Olympics, the only time cricket has featured in the Olympics. In the only game against France he scored 2 runs in the Great Britain first innings and did not bat in the second. He took seven wickets for just nine runs in the French second innings.

References[edit]

  • Buchanan, Ian British Olympians. Guinness Publishing (1991) ISBN 0-85112-952-8
  • Olympic final scorecard
  • Cricket Archive profile