Charlton pictured 2nd right front row with the 1890 Australia national cricket team
|Batting style||Right-hand bat|
|Bowling style||Right-arm fast-medium|
Percie Chater Charlton (9 April 1867, Surry Hills, New South Wales – 30 September 1954, Pymble, New South Wales) was an Australian cricketer who played in two Tests in England in 1890 and 40 first class matches for New South Wales.
In his two test matches in England, he didn't score many runs (6,2,10,11) but can claim the "honour" of being dismissed LBW to WG Grace in the second innings of the first test. Charlton didn't bowl in the first test, however in the first innings of the second he took 3 wickets for 18 runs off 6 overs. Unfortunately, he didn't get a decent opportunity to bowl as it seems in this early period of cricket both teams had a strong tendency to bowl their two top bowlers "into the ground". For example, Australia's two top bowlers in the second innings of the first test bowling 48 overs between them with only Charlton bowling the other 6. This was more the rule than the exception at least during this series.
Percie's first class bowling figures indicate he was a skilful bowler with an average of 19.96 across 40 matches.
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