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Victor Trumper

Cricketer Victor Trumper

Profession: Cricketer

Nationality:
Australia
Australian

Why Famous: Played 48 Tests for Australia with a top score of 214.

Was also a key figure in the foundation of rugby league in Australia.

Born: November 2, 1877
Birthplace: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Star Sign: Scorpio

Died: June 28, 1915 (aged 37)
Cause of Death: Bright's disease

Historical Events

  • 1895-01-05 Victor Trumper makes first-class debut for NSW 17 yrs 64 days
  • 1899-06-01 English cricket icon W. G. Grace starts 22nd and final Test against Australia at Nottingham; Test debut of Wilfred Rhodes and Victor Trumper
  • 1899-06-16 Victor Trumper's 1st Test Cricket century 135* v England, Lord's
  • 1902-07-24 Victor Trumper scores a century for Australia before lunch 4th Test Cricket v England
  • 1912-02-28 Victor Trumper's last Test Cricket innings c Woolley b Barnes 50

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