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Frederick Martin

Frederick Martin

BatLeft-handBowlLeft-arm medium
Born-National Team Eligibility-
Years of Service1885-1899DebutKent 1885, MCC 1886, England 1890.
Nickname(s)-Capped1887
Local Club-Shirt Sponsor-

Other Teams

South of England, Players, Rest of England, East of England, Players of the South, AJ Webbe's XI, WG Grace's XI, MCC and England.

Player Biography

Left-armer Frederick “Nutty” Martin played only two Tests but will have taken some consolation from finishing with a bowling average of 10.07. He grabbed 12 for 102 on debut against Australia at The Oval in 1890 — the best figures by a debutant until Bob Massie destroyed England with 16 for 137 in 1972 – but for some reason he did not play in another Ashes Test. He continued to excel for Kent, taking 1317 first-class wickets at the startling average of 17.38. And he took ten wickets in a match on 23 occasions.