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Albert Trott


Born at Melbourne in 1873, a class all-rounder, Albert Trott represented his native Victoria and Australia before joining Middlesex having been excluded from the Australian touring party. He scored 72 and took 8 for 43 in his first Test versus England at Adelaide and he qualified to play for the county between 1898 and 1910. Playing 375 first-class matches, he scored 10,696 runs, achieved 1,674 wickets and he held 452 catches. Playing for M.C.C. versus the touring Australians at Lord's in 1899 he hit a ball bowled by Monty Noble clean over the roof of the members' pavilion. In 1899 and 1900 he achieved the double of 1,000 runs and 200 wickets in a season. He also represented London County C.C. from 1900 to 1904 and Hawke's Bay in New Zealand in 1901/02. He played a total of 5 Tests, 3 for Australia in 1894/95 versus England and 2 for England in 1898/99 versus South Africa scoring a total of 228 runs and taking 26 wickets. He later acted as an umpire from 1911 to 1913 and after suffering from dropsy in 1914 he took his own life at his lodgings in Willesden Green, North West London.