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Hugh Massie : 13-March-2013
Hugh Massie : 13-March-2013

Photographs supplied by Graeme Saunders

A monument commemorates cricketer Hugh Hamon Massie (1854 - 1938) who was born in Port Fairy. 

Hugh Hamon Massie was a cricketer who played for New South Wales and Australia. Massie's role in the 1882 Ashes Test at The Oval was almost as pivotal in deciding the result as Fred Spofforth's celebrated performance with the ball. With Alick Bannerman as his opening partner, the hard-hitting Massie scored 55 in 57 minutes from just sixty deliveries, with nine fours, to give the Australians a chance. They duly took the match to win by seven runs. 

Location

Address:Campbell Street, Southcombe Park, Port Fairy, 3284
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -38.388598
Long: 142.236875
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Sport

Dedication

Front Inscription

Hugh Mason Massie

B. near Belfast (Port Fairy) 11.04.1854 d. Point Piper 12.10.1938

28th Australian Test Cricketer  4th Australian Captain

Massie`s typically aggressive run a ball innings of 55
was instrumental in Australia winning the 1882 test at The Oval
     giving rise to the Ashes legend.
As captain, his astute bowling rotations in the final innings
of the 1885 test at Sydney was pivotal in Australia`s thrilling 6 (sic) run victory

Career Statistics

            MT    INN    NO   RUNS    HS    AVE    CT

Test      9       16      0      249       55     15.56    5
FC        64      113    5     2485      206    23.00   35

 

Source: MA
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