|Full name||Percy Stanislaus McDonnell|
13 November 1860|
Kensington, London, England
|Died||24 September 1896
South Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
|Height||1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)|
|Domestic team information|
|1885–1892||New South Wales|
|Source: , 29 February 2008|
McDonnell was an attacking batsman and his averages are among the very best of his era. His top Test score of 147 was made in a partnership of 199 with Alick Bannerman at the SCG when the other 9 batsman in the team contributed 29 to the team score.
In 1886/7, McDonnell became the first Test captain ever to win the toss and elect to field. He had mixed results. England were dismissed for just 45, but nonetheless managed to win the match.
- McDonnell, Percy Stanislaus (1860–1896), — Australian Dictionary of Biography
- Australian Captain’s Playing Record By Series In Test Matches, — CricketArchive
- Profile of Percy McDonnell, — Cricinfo
- 1st TEST: Australia v England, Report, — Cricinfo
- Report – 1st Test 1886–1887, — Cricinfo
- "Family Notices". The Brisbane Courier. LIII, (12,075). Queensland, Australia. 25 September 1896. p. 4. Retrieved 7 August 2016 – via National Library of Australia.
- "Family Notices". The Brisbane Courier. LIII, (12,075). Queensland, Australia. 25 September 1896. p. 1. Retrieved 7 August 2016 – via National Library of Australia.
- McDonnell Percy Stanislaus — Brisbane City Council Grave Location Search