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Ironmonger, Herbert

 
Name: Ironmonger, Herbert
Date of Birth: 7 April 1883 (d 1 June 1971)
Career: 1913/14 - 1934/35
Teams: Melbourne, St Kilda
Matches: 202
Batting Style: LHB
Bowling Style: Left Arm Off Break


"Although he had half of two fingers missing from his bowling hand, Ironmonger was a left-arm spinner of extreme accuracy. He could extract spin from the most unresponsive of wickets and, on a wet or helpful pitch, he was unplayable. Nicknamed ""Dainty"", because he wasn't, Ironmonger was probably the best Australian player never to tour England.

In VCA cricket, Ironmonger remains the highest-ever wicket taker, with an amazing 862 @ 13.03 despite playing his first game for Melbourne at 30 years of age. Teaming up with Don Blackie at St Kilda for 13 seasons from 1922/23, this pair regularly bowled unchanged throughout matches, the Saints winning 6 flags during this period."
 


Batting
Innings N.O. Runs Batting Avg High Score 50s 100s
126 40 672 7.81 46 0 0

Bowling
Runs Wickets Bowling Avg Best 5wi 10wm Ct/St
11236 862 13.03 9/30 80 11 60