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Joey Palmer

Joey Palmer
George Eugene Palmer

(1859-02-22)22 February 1859
Mulwala, New South Wales
Died22 August 1910(1910-08-22) (aged 51)
SpouseLucinda Ann Blackham[2]
Parent(s)David Brainard Palmer and Mary Palmer (nee Barry)[3]
RelativesJack Blackham (brother-in-law)
Cricket information
BowlingRight-arm offbreak
International information
National side
Test debut (cap 23)6 September 1880 v England
Last Test12 August 1886 v England
Career statistics
Competition Test First-class
Matches 17 133
Runs scored 296 2,728
Batting average 14.09 16.14
100s/50s 0/0 1/10
Top score 48 113
Balls bowled 4,517 27,809
Wickets 78 594
Bowling average 21.51 17.71
5 wickets in innings 6 54
10 wickets in match 2 16
Best bowling 7/65 8/48
Catches/stumpings 13/– 107/–
Source: Cricinfo, 11 February 2020
Palmer pictured right (front row) with the 1886 Australia national cricket team

George Eugene Palmer (22 February 1859 – 22 August 1910)[1] also known as Eugene Palmer and Joey Palmer, was an Australian cricketer who played in 17 Test matches between 1880 and 1886.[4]

After returning from the 1886 tour to England he damaged his knee and never played Test cricket again but came to play first class cricket in Australia until the end of 1896/97.

Palmer was also a leading Australian rules footballer for South Melbourne Football Club in the Victorian Football Association (VFA).[5]


He married Lucinda Ann Blackham, daughter of Frederic Keane Blackham and Lucinda Ann (née McCarthy), in 1888.[2] His brother-in-law was his Test teammate Jack Blackham.[6]


  1. ^ a b "DEATH OF GEORGE PALMER". The Sydney Morning Herald. No. 22, 654. New South Wales, Australia. 23 August 1910. p. 6. Retrieved 23 April 2016.
  2. ^ a b "Family Notices". The Argus (Melbourne). No. 13, 034. Victoria, Australia. 31 March 1888. p. 1. Retrieved 22 April 2016.
  3. ^ "MR. D. B. PALMER". Benalla Standard. No. 2674. Victoria, Australia. 25 November 1902. p. 3. Retrieved 23 March 2022.
  4. ^ "NOTED TEST PLAYERS". The Kadina and Wallaroo Times (SA : 1888–1954). SA. 1 October 1932. p. 4. Retrieved 1 December 2015.
  5. ^ Atkinson, p. 180.
  6. ^ Johnson, Ian (1974). "Palmer, George Eugene (1859–1910)". Australian Dictionary of Biography. Vol. 5. National Centre of Biography, Australian National University. ISSN 1833-7538.


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