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Percy Stanislaus McDonnell (13 November 1858 – 24 September 1896[1]) was an Australian cricketer who captained the Australian Test team in six matches, including the tour of England in 1888.[2]

Percy McDonnell
Percy McDonnell c1895.jpg
Personal information
Full namePercy Stanislaus McDonnell
Born(1858-11-13)13 November 1858
Kensington, London, England, United Kingdom
Died24 September 1896(1896-09-24) (aged 37)
South Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Height1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
BattingRight-hand
Bowling
RoleOpening batsman
Domestic team information
YearsTeam
1878–1884Victoria
1885–1892New South Wales
1894–1895Queensland
Career statistics
Competition Tests FC
Matches 19 166
Runs scored 950 6470
Batting average 28.78 23.52
100s/50s 3/2 7/24
Top score 147 239
Balls bowled 52 400
Wickets 0 2
Bowling average n/a 123.50
5 wickets in innings 0 0
10 wickets in match 0 0
Best bowling n/a 1/7
Catches/stumpings 6/0 99/0
Source: [1], 29 February 2008

McDonnell was an attacking batsman and his averages are among the very best of his era. His top Test score of 147[3] was made in a partnership of 199 with Alick Bannerman at the SCG when the other 9 batsman in the team contributed 29 to the team score.[4]

In 1886/7, McDonnell became the first Test captain ever to win the toss and elect to field. He had mixed results. England were dismissed for just 45, but nonetheless won the match.[5]

McDonnell died of cardiac failure[1] at his South Brisbane residence[6] 50 days before his 38th birthday and his funeral proceed from there to the Toowong Cemetery.[7][8]

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  1. ^ a b McDonnell, Percy Stanislaus (1860–1896), — Australian Dictionary of Biography
  2. ^ Australian Captain’s Playing Record By Series In Test Matches Archived 26 September 2011 at the Wayback Machine, — CricketArchive
  3. ^ Profile of Percy McDonnell, — Cricinfo
  4. ^ 1st TEST: Australia v England, Report, — Cricinfo
  5. ^ Report – 1st Test 1886–1887, — Cricinfo
  6. ^ "Family Notices". The Brisbane Courier. LIII, (12, 075). Queensland, Australia. 25 September 1896. p. 4. Retrieved 7 August 2016 – via National Library of Australia.CS1 maint: extra punctuation (link)
  7. ^ "Family Notices". The Brisbane Courier. LIII, (12, 075). Queensland, Australia. 25 September 1896. p. 1. Retrieved 7 August 2016 – via National Library of Australia.CS1 maint: extra punctuation (link)
  8. ^ McDonnell Percy Stanislaus Archived 1 June 2012 at the Wayback Machine — Brisbane City Council Grave Location Search