Name: Alberto Trott
Date of birth: 06/02/1873
International Team: N/A
Domestic Team: N/A
Role: All Rounder
Bowling Style: Unknown
Batting Style: Right-hand
- Test Debut v South Africa at Johannesburg - February, 1899
- Regarded by many as the finest all-rounder of the Golden Age and at his peak there was no equal.
- Born in Victoria and brother of Australia captain Harry, Trott played in the final three tests of 1894/95 series against England.
- He averaged 102.5 with the bat (The highest ever between England & Australia), and took 9 wickets, though he was underused by his team with the ball.
- For reasons that have never fully been explained he was not selected for the Australian side, captained by his brother that toured England in 1896.
- He came to England nonetheless on his own steam and played a season for the MCC until he qualified for Middlesex.
- In 1899 and 1900 he did the double in first-class cricket, taking 239 wickets in 1899.
- It was also that year that he made his two appearances for England in South Africa. He failed with th bat, but took 17 wickets at less than 12.
- Alas as the years went by so did his form, his body expanded, mainly thanks to ale, but also dropsy which lead to bouts of melancholy.
- In 1910 he turned to umpiring but his life was on the downward spiral
- In 1914, and living in single lodgings, he shot himself. He was only 41.
International Career Overview
|Career Span:||1895-1899||Innings Bowled:||8|
|Highest Score:||85||Best bowling in Innings:||8/43|