Tom Kendall


Challenge Cup Competition - Victorian Football Association
DOB: 28 August 1851 Bedford England
DOD: 17 August 1924 Hobart Tasmania
Career: 1874 - 1877

Thomas Kingston Kendall.
Left; Tom Kendall aged 26 pictured in a collage of Australian Test Cricketers in 1878 at Chuck Photography Ballarat. See Thomas Henry Chuck.
For the complete picture see GENERAL: Team and general Pre-VFL images

(Image; courtesy National Museum of Australia)

Pennings Vol 5 has Tom Kendall playing for Carlton for just one season 1877. However, Vol 5 also has him playing between 26-37 games.
This seems unlikely and would require two seasons to reach that figure. Further investigation is required.

1874 Kendall named in team to play Albert Park at Royal Park on 22nd. August, and against St.Kilda at the St.Kilda ground on 12th. September.
(The Argus)

1874 Tom Kendall mentioned as one of the star players for the year 1874.

1875 Has developed into a grand back player.
(The Carlton Story, H. Buggy and H. Bell p31,35)

In 1875 The Age April 27 (p3) has a T. Kendall as captain of a Richmond Football Club (a junior team), same person?

1877 ("The famous trundler") Gave promise of becoming a sturdy player, full of activity, and a decent kick.
(The Footballer. 1877. p34)

1880 Kendall was playing for Tasmanian club Oatlands against the City club as a defender, July 24.



Relation to Jack Kendall?


Tom Kendall played 2 Test Matches for Australia in 1877.
Test player No.9
(8 First Class matches)

He played Test Cricket before playing a first class game.

Kendall played in the very First Test Match at the M.C.G. against England, March 15-19 1877.

Last wicket stand by Kendall and Hodges adding 29 valuable runs.
England required 154 runs for victory.

England's first wicket fell without a run on the board, and a steady procession of batsmen followed as left arm slow blower Kendall broke through time and time again.
England all out 108. (Kendall 7/55)

Second Test M.C.G. March 31-April 4.
Tom Kendall bowled H. Jupp, England's top scorer in the First Test for 0 and 1
Kendall 4/82.
England won by 4 wickets.

(England vs Australia Since 1877, David Frith)

Perhaps the best Australian bowler who never went to England.

1874. Had W.G. Grace caught off his bowling for 8 in Melbourne.

1892. Bowled W.G. Grace for 27 in Hobart.

Two Test Matches 1877, both in Melbourne.
LH Bat.
39 Runs Av.13 HS.17 (4 innings,1 not out.)

LH Leg Spinner.
14 Wkts 15.35 Av.
One 5 wicket innings. Best 7/55.
(cricinfo australia) website


Other Carlton Football Club players to have played Test Cricket for Australia are Harry F. Boyle , George Coulthard and Jack Conway was an Australian Cricket Team manager.
V.F.L. Carlton Coach Jack Worrall played Test Cricket for Australia.

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Page last modified on Wednesday 18 of January, 2023 11:48:12 AEDT by blueycarlton.

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