Legend Profiles > Victor Trumper
- Date of Birth: 02.11.1877
- Bats: Right-hand
- Bowls: Unknown
He began his Ashes career with a duck but quickly went on to become one of Australia's greatest batsmen after striking an unbeaten 135no at Lord's.
Easy on the eye, Trumper played with a flair and simplicity of style that in later years became the yardstick to measure Sir Don Bradman and Jack Hobbs by.
His timing of the ball earned him significant renown, as did his ability to dissect the field at will no matter where the ball was pitched.
He made the summer of 1902 his own, racking up 2,570 runs during the tour to eclipse even K.S. Ranjitsinhji in the process.
Amongst the highlights was his brilliant century before lunch which helped Australia to win the fourth Test at Old Trafford by just three runs.
The big scores kept coming, not least in the 1903/04 series when he followed up a glorious, unbeaten 185 Sydney by striking 74 out of a total of 122 on a tricky wicket at Melbourne - an innings that some historians record as his best.
Such knocks underline the importance of not judging Trumper on statistics alone. The New South Wales batsman averaged just over 39 in 48 Tests but his worth to Australia was far greater.
After a period of bad health, he died of Bright's Disease in 1915 at the age of just 37; he was held in such high esteem that his loss reverberated around the cricket world.
International Career Stats:
|Career Span:||1899 - 1912|
|5 Wicket Innings:||0|
|10 Wicket matches:||0|
|Best bowling in Innings:||3/60|
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