Percie Charlton

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Percie Charlton
1890 Australia national cricket team.jpg
Charlton pictured 2nd right front row with the 1890 Australia national cricket team
Cricket information
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm fast-medium
International information
National side
Career statistics
Competition Tests First-class
Matches 2 40
Runs scored 29 648
Batting average 7.25 12.46
100s/50s 0/0 0/1
Top score 11 50
Balls bowled 45 5291
Wickets 3 97
Bowling average 8.00 19.96
5 wickets in innings 0 6
10 wickets in match 0 1
Best bowling 3/18 7/44
Catches/stumpings 0/0 39/0
Source: Cricinfo

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.

Based on his first class statistics Charlton was a fast medium bowler who could also make runs, without being a true all-rounder.

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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