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Blog post from Thursday, 16 July, 2015

On this day, 16th July 1910, Australian cricketer, Stan McCabe was born.

Stanley Joseph McCabe was born in 1910 in Grenfell, NSW, but died in Mosman in 1968 after falling from a cliff near his home.

McCabe played in 39 Test matches for Australia between 1930 and 1938.

He was described by Wisden as “one of Australia’s greatest and most enterprising batsmen” and by his captain Don Bradman as one of the great batsmen of the game. He was never dropped from the Australian Test team and was known for his footwork, mastery of fast bowling and the hook shot against the Bodyline strategy.

See Australian Dictionary of Biography.

See Discover Collections at the State Library of New South Wales for more on Bodyline and Cricket in Australia.

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