Mick Raymer, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Mick Raymer

Australian cricketer

Date of Birth: 04-May-1918

Place of Birth: Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia

Date of Death: 31-Oct-2006

Profession: military personnel, cricketer

Zodiac Sign: Taurus

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About Mick Raymer

  • Vincent Norman "Mick" Raymer (4 May 1918 – 31 October 2006) was a cricketer who played first-class cricket for Queensland from 1940 to 1956. In the Second World War, Raymer served from 1940 to 1946, chiefly in New Guinea, as a private in the 61st Australian Infantry Battalion.
  • An accident during his service left him partially deaf.Solidly built, Raymer was a hard-hitting lower-order batsman and a left-arm orthodox bowler who sometimes bowled medium-pace.
  • His best batting season was 1947-48, when he made 403 runs at an average of 44.77 and also made his highest score, 85 against Western Australia.
  • He took his best match bowling figures, 10 for 160, in the same match, but Western Australia nevertheless won, thus securing the Sheffield Shield in their inaugural season.Johnnie Moyes described him as "a slowish left-hander with remarkable control of length and flight [who] did grand things for Queensland year after year".
  • Raymer's most successful season with the ball was 1949-50, when he took 34 wickets at an average of 27.14.
  • His best innings figures were 7 for 100 against South Australia in 1953-54, when he also made 84 in Queensland’s first innings.He played as Accrington’s professional in the Lancashire League in 1951 and 1952.
  • In Queensland he played most of his cricket in his home town of Toowoomba, where he worked as a plasterer.

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