|Batting style||Right-handed batsman|
|Bowling type||Left arm slow medium|
|Batting average||36. The Australian cricket team is the national cricket team of Australia. Mike Powell cricketerjpg|thumb|200px| Warwickshire batsman Mike Powell]] A batsman in the sport of Cricket is depending on context Any In the sport of Cricket there are two broad categories of bowlers: pace bowlers and spin bowlers First-class cricket refers to the class of Cricket matches of three or more days scheduled duration between two sides of eleven players and officially adjudged first-class by Batting average is a Statistic in both Cricket and Baseball measuring the performance of cricket batsmen and baseball hitters, respectively 41|
|Top score||250 not out|
|Bowling average||17. In the sport of Cricket the word wicket has several distinct meanings Meanings of wicket Set of stumps Primarily the wicket Bowling average is a Statistic measuring the performance of bowlers in the Sport of Cricket. 49|
|5 wickets in innings||133|
|10 wickets in match||38|
|First class debut: 26 January 1899|
Last first class game: 26 December 1936
Frank Tarrant (in full Francis Alfred Tarrant (Melbourne, Australia, December 11, 1880 – January 29, 1951 in Melbourne) was an Australian all-rounder who played with great success for Middlesex in the County Championship in the years before World War I. In the sport of Cricket the word wicket has several distinct meanings Meanings of wicket Set of stumps Primarily the wicket An inning, or innings, is a fixed-length segment of a game in any of a variety of Sports &ndash most notably Cricket and Baseball during In the sport of Cricket the word wicket has several distinct meanings Meanings of wicket Set of stumps Primarily the wicket For other uses see Stump (disambiguation Stump is a term used in the Sport of Cricket where has three different meanings Events 1340 - King Edward III of England is declared King of France. Year 1899 ( MDCCCXCIX) was a Common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common Events 1481 - Battle of Westbrook - Holland defeats troops of Utrecht. Year 1936 ( MCMXXXVI) was a Leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Melbourne ( is the second most populous city in Australia, with a Metropolitan area population of approximately 3 For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic Australia topics. Events 359 - Honoratus, the first known Prefect of the City of Constantinople, takes office Year 1880 ( MDCCCLXXX) was a Leap year starting on Thursday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Leap year Events 904 - Sergius III comes out of retirement to take over the papacy from the deposed Antipope Christopher. Year 1951 ( MCMLI) was a Common year starting on Monday. Events of 1951 January An all-rounder is a Cricket player who excels at both batting and bowling. The County Championship is the domestic first class Cricket competition in England and Wales. World War I (abbreviated WWI; also known as the First World War, the Great War, and the War to End All
His record is sufficient to establish Tarrant as one of the best cricketers never to play a Test match, though he could never be considered after his move to Middlesex in 1903 according to the rules of the time, for he moved back and forth to play occasionally with Victoria. Cricket is a bat-and-ball team Sport that originated in England and is now played in more than 100 countries Test cricket is the longest form of the Sport of Cricket. It has long been considered the ultimate test of playing ability between cricketing nations
Tarrant first played for Victoria in 1898/1899, and met with little success either as a batsman or a bowler then or in 1900/1901.
However, he moved to England in 1903 to join the Lord's ground staff and played a number of matches for the MCC whilse qualifying for Middlesex. Lord's Cricket Ground (generally known as Lord's) is a cricket Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC is a private members' club founded in 1787 In these, he showed himself developing into a left-arm spinner of above average pace but with nothing beyond steadiness when pitches did not help him. Left-arm orthodox spin is a style of bowling in the sport of Cricket. In 1904, he showed development as a solid right-handed batsman, and in 1905, when fully qualified, he was a valuable aid to Middlesex. his superb batting on a difficult pitch to draw the game with Essex at Leyton showed he was a player of exceptional resolution during the most difficult crisis.
In 1906, while his bowling was impotent on the rock-hard wickets prevailing in the Home Counties for most of the season, Tarrant was unplayable on rain-affected pitches at Old Trafford and in Yorkshire, and he scored 1000 runs for the first time. " Home counties " is an informal phrase used to designate the group of counties that border or surround London, England. The Old Trafford Cricket Ground, usually known as simply Old Trafford, is a Cricket ground situated on Talbot Road in Old Trafford, an area of
1907 saw Tarrant take a leap into cricket's elite, with his batting, at least for three months, marking him as a player of remarkable patience even if he failed to use all the strokes he was capable of playing. Though he lacked sting when pitches were hard, on rain-affected pitches Tarrant could turn the ball extremely quickly from a perfect length. This was seen at its clearest when he took nine for 59 against Nottinghamshire at Lord's - some of the batsmen said they "had never seen a finer piece of bowling". For the whole season Tarrant took 183 wickets for 15. 70 each and scored 1552 runs with an average of 32.
That winter, Tarrant returned to Australia and in six matches scored 762 runs for an average of 76, including 159 against the touring MCC team and 206 against New South Wales at the SCG. Between 1908 and 1914, he was always one of the best all-rounders in the game - a safe catcher, a skilful opening batsman (who formed with Pelham Warner one of the best opening partnerships in the game), and a deadly bowler when the wicket was helpful and steady when it did not. Sir Pelham Francis Warner ( 2 October 1873 in Port of Spain, Trinidad - 30 January 1963 at West Lavington West Sussex His batting also grew beyond the purely defensive as he developed his on-side strokes - so much that against Surrey at Lord's in 1911 he scored 89 in seventy minutes when Middlesex wanted quick runs for a declaration. Surrey County Cricket Club is one of the 18 major county clubs which make up the English domestic Cricket structure representing the historic county of That year he achieved the rare feat of scoring 2000 runs and taking 100 wickets, and carried his bat for 207 against Yorkshire. His performance of taking 16 for 176 followed by 101 not out against Lancashire in 1914 remains one of the greatest all-round feats in county cricket. That same year, he scored a brilliant 250 not out at Leyton after Johnny Douglas had put Middlesex in to bat on a rain-affected pitch. John "Johnny" William Henry Tyler Douglas ( 3 September 1882 &ndash 19 December 1930) was an English As he scored 200 against Worcestershire in the following match, he accomplished the remarkable feat of scoring two successive double-hundreds. With J.W. Hearne he forged a partnership that, almost single-handed, allowed Middlesex to come second to Surrey. John William Hearne (known as Jack Hearne, JW Hearne and Young Jack to distinguish him from his cousin J
During the war, Tarrant played in India, and his bowling was unplayable on the matting wickets against weak batting. In 1918/1919 he achieved the incredible feat of scoring a century and taking all ten wickets in an innings.
Tarrant continued to organise touring teams to India after the war, and only played rarely outside India. However, he managed to make 78 in one match as late as 1936/1937, when he was fifty-seven, and he umpired England's first two Tests on Indian soil, as well as several other MCC matches on that tour. An umpire in Cricket (from the Old French Nompere meaning not equal i Tarrant and his son Louis stood together in the match between MCC and Southern Punjab, which provides one of the few instances when a father and son umpired in a match.