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Huxley, William Charles (1853–1920)

W. Huxley, who died last Sunday, was famous on Macdonaldtown Park (now known as Erskineville) in the 'nineties. He played with Montgomery and Jack Bardsley, and Macdonaldtown was a great team in those days. Huxley proved a champion wicket-keeper in addition to being a fine run-getter. When Macdonaldtown dropped out, he played for St. Peters for many years. He also was a great worker for the Western Suburbs Cricket Association, serving on the committee for many years. His business – bat repairer and salesman in the cricket line – was the meeting room of the W.S.C.A. for many years in Newtown. William Huxley dropped out of business in later years owing to ill-health. Still, he always liked to don the gloves in friendly games when a member of the W.S.C.A. Umpires' League.

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'Huxley, William Charles (1853–1920)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://oa.anu.edu.au/obituary/huxley-william-charles-27292/text34780, accessed 14 November 2019.

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