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Noble, Montague Alfred (Monty) (1873–1940)

from Sydney Morning Herald

Monty Noble, Fairfax Corporation, 1930s

Monty Noble, Fairfax Corporation, 1930s

State Library of New South Wales, 52031233

Mr. M. A. [Montague Alfred] Noble, famous Australian test captain, and one of the best all-round cricketers the sport has known, died on Saturday. He was aged 67 years.

He captained Australia in three series of tests—1903-1904, 1907-1908, and 1909—and played in 39 test matches against England. He was also one of the select band to take 100 wickets and score 1,000 runs in test cricket. His highest score was 284 for Australia against Sussex in 1902.

Mr. Noble was a trustee of the Sydney Cricket Ground, a director of the Ascot Racing Club Ltd., and one of the founders of the New South Wales Baseball Association.

"Not only Australians, but cricket lovers throughout the Empire will feel a deep sense of loss at the death of Mr. Noble," said Mr. Justice Evatt, vice-president of the New South Wales Cricket Association and patron of the Sydney Cricket Ground Members' Association. "Even greater will be the grief of those who were privileged to know him personally."

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'Noble, Montague Alfred (Monty) (1873–1940)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://oa.anu.edu.au/obituary/noble-montague-alfred-monty-7854/text35537, accessed 18 July 2018.

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