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Geffery Noblet (14 September 1916 in Parkside, South Australia – 16 August 2006 in Adelaide, South Australia)[1] was an Australian cricketer who played in 3 Tests from 1950 to 1953.

Geff Noblet
Cricket information
BattingRight-hand bat
BowlingRight-arm fast-medium
International information
National side
Career statistics
Competition Tests First-class
Matches 3 71
Runs scored 22 975
Batting average 7.33 13.92
100s/50s 0/0 0/2
Top score 13* 55*
Balls bowled 774 18365
Wickets 7 282
Bowling average 26.14 19.26
5 wickets in innings 0 13
10 wickets in match 0 2
Best bowling 3/21 7/29
Catches/stumpings 1/0 44/0
Source: Cricinfo

Noblet's bowling performance in the 1948/49 Australian domestic season was the best by a South Australian bowler in 38 seasons. Noblet took 38 wickets at 15.4, the best for any South Australian taking ten wickets or more in a season since Robert Rees took 10/129 in 1909/10.[2]

Following Noblet's selection in the Australian team to tour South Africa in 1949/50, the South Australian Cricket Association presented Noblet and fellow South Australian Gil Langley with a gift of their own choosing. Noblet asked for a set of coffee tables and Langley a combination of a standard electric lamp, coffee tray and ashtray.[3]

Noblet got his unusual first name when a family friend, given the task of registering the birth, spelt Noblet's first name as Geffery rather than Jeffery. Noblet himself was not aware of the legal spelling of his name until adulthood when he saw his birth certificate.[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Former Test bowler Geff Noblet dies aged 89
  2. ^ Kneebone, H. "Noblet, 'Best For 38 Years'", The Advertiser (Adelaide), 2 September 1949, p. 5
  3. ^ The Advertiser (Adelaide), "Farewell to Langley and Noblet", 6 September 1949, p, 10
  4. ^ The Advertiser (Adelaide), "Geff Not Jeff", 2 September 1949, p. 8
Preceded by
Dattu Phadkar
Nelson Cricket Club
Professional

1955–1956
Succeeded by
Baloo Gupte