Ray Lindwall

Career Stats & Summary

Vital Statistics

Full Name
Raymond Russell Lindwall
Born
Monday, 3rd October, 1921
Died
Saturday, 22nd June, 1996 (Aged 74 years and 262 days)
Place Of Birth
Mascot, New South Wales, Australia

Known Family Links

Brother
Jack Lindwall

Biography

One of Australia's greatest pace bowlers and the spearhead of Don Bradman's undefeated Ashes blitz of England in 1948, Lindwall first pursued a career in league with St George in the early 1940s. A talented fullback who played in the club's grand final losses in 1942 and 1946, Lindwall kicked three goals in the 11-9 loss to C’bury in 1942 (his brother Jack was the sole try-scorer) but could not land a goal in 13-12 loss to Balmain in 1946. The following year, he quit League to concentrate on his career in cricket and under the tutelage of Bill 'Tiger' O'Reilly at the St George Cricket Club, success soon followed. Lindwall went on to capture 228 Test wickets and score 1502 runs (including 2 centuries) during his career. Following the retirement of Don Bradman in 1948-49, Lindwall also captained Australia in a Test match. Lindwall, whose cricket career ended in 1961-62, was awarded the MBE in 1965. He passed away in 1996, aged 75.

- ALAN WHITICKER

Additional Notes

Ray Lindwall started his sporting career as a fullback with St.George (his brother Jack was on the wing). After the 1946 Grand Final loss to Balmain he retired from Rugby League and took up cricket, by the end of the cricket season he was selected for his test debut. One of the greatest fast bowlers of the post war era, he went on to captain his country, scored two centuries and took over 200 test wickets. For more statistics and scorecards on his career, visit http://www.howstat.com/cricket/Statistics/Players/PlayerOverview.asp?PlayerID=1019

Career Statistics

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Competitions

Competition   App T G   FG Pts W L D Win %  
NRL 31 2 114   1 236 22 9 0 70.97% List
City vs Country Firsts 1 1 1   - 5 0 1 0 0.00% List
City Cup 3 - 15   - 30 2 1 0 66.67% List
NRL Finals 4 - 13   1 28 2 2 0 50.00% List


Representative

Australia - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Fighting Services I 1942 1 - 4   - 8 1 0 0 100.00% List
NSW City Firsts 1942 1 1 1   - 5 0 1 0 0.00% List
Overall 1942 2 1 5   0 13 1 1 0 50.00% List


Club Career

Australian League Matches - By Year

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
St George NSWRFL 1940 2 - 8   - 16 1 1 0 50.00% List
St George NSWRFL 1942 16 1 69   1 143 10 6 0 62.50% List
St George NSWRFL 1943 5 1 12   - 27 4 1 0 80.00% List
St George NSWRFL 1946 8 - 25   - 50 7 1 0 87.50% List
Overall 1940-1946 31 2 114   1 236 22 9 0 70.97% List

Australian League Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
St George 1940, 1942-43, 1946 31 2 114   1 236 22 9 0 70.97% List
Overall 1940-1946 31 2 114   1 236 22 9 0 70.97% List

Australian Finals Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
St George 1940-1946 4 - 13   1 28 2 2 0 50.00% List
Overall 1942-1946 4 0 13   1 28 2 2 0 50.00% List

All Australian Club Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
St George 1940, 1942-43, 1946 34 2 129   1 266 24 10 0 70.59% List
Overall 1940-1946 34 2 129   1 266 24 10 0 70.59% List

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