Fred Spofforth biography

Fred Spofforth

Cricket Player

1853 – 1926

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Who was Fred Spofforth?

Frederick Robert "Fred" Spofforth, also known as "The Demon Bowler", was arguably the Australian cricket team's finest pace bowler of the nineteenth century and was the first bowler to take 50 Test wickets, and the first to take a test hat-trick in 1879. He played in Test Matches for Australia between 1877 and 1887, and then settled in England where he played for Derbyshire. In 2011, he was inducted into the ICC Hall of Fame.

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Born
Sep 9, 1853
Balmain
Nationality
  • Australia
Lived in
  • Sydney
Died
Jun 4, 1926
Long Ditton

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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