Walter Giffen

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Walter Giffen
1893 Australian national cricket team.jpg
Giffen pictured centre (back row) with the 1893 Australia national cricket team
Cricket information
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style -
International information
National side
Career statistics
Competition Tests First-class
Matches 3 47
Runs scored 11 1178
Batting average 1.83 15.91
100s/50s 0/0 0/6
Top score 3 89
Balls bowled 0
Wickets 0 0
Bowling average - -
5 wickets in innings 0 0
10 wickets in match 0 0
Best bowling - -
Catches/stumpings 1/0 23/0
Source: Cricinfo

Walter Frank Giffen (20 September 1861 in Norwood – 28 June 1949 in Adelaide) was an Australian cricketer who played in 3 Tests between 1887 and 1892. He was the brother of the great all-rounder George Giffen.

Giffen has been called "one of the worst Test batsmen of all time"[1] and it was alleged that he played Test cricket only because his brother refused to play unless Walter was also selected.[1]

Giffen lost the tops of two fingers when he got his left hand trapped between a pair of cog-wheels in 1886.[1]

Giffen worked for the South Australian Gas Company for nearly 50 years.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Where'd he come from?". Cricinfo. Retrieved 22 December 2010. 
  2. ^ The Advertiser, "Death of Mr W.F. Giffen", 29 June 1949, p. 4

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