Hammond Allan Furlonge

Full Name: Hammond Allan Furlonge
Born: June 19, 1934 (age 79 years)
Birthplace: Apex Oilfields, Trinidad
Sport:
Style: Right-hand batsman
Other Sport: Football

Career Highlights

  • Test debut v Australia, 5th Test at Sabina Park, Kingston, Jamaica on 11th June 1955, making 4 & 28 runs.
  • First Class debut v Jamaica at Sabina Park, Kingston, Jamaica on 5th February 1955.
  • Played 3 Test matches, scoring 99 runs, including a high score of 64.
  • Played 16 First Class matches amassing 808 runs with a high score of 150 not out v Australians at Queen’s Park Oval, Port of Spain, Trinidad on 4th April 1955.

Biography

Hammond Allan Furlonge is the second of three cricketing brothers, and a right-hand batsman. He made his regional debut for Trinidad v Jamaica at Sabina Park, Kingston, Jamaica on 5th February 1955, with scores of 20 and 27 runs. After some sterling regional performances he got his Test chance in the fifth match of the Australia in West Indies 1955 series and scored 4 & 28. He was taken on tour of New Zealand in February 1956 and failed to score in the Second Test at Christchurch but got 64 & 3 in the Fourth at Auckland on 9th March 1956, where the home team recorded its first Test win.

In the trials to select the team to tour Great Britain in 1957 he was one of three Trinidadians vieing for opening positions and had scores of 65 & 75, 106 & 28, taking part in first wicket partnerships of 100 and 208 in each first innings with Asgarali, who with Ganteaume and Pairaudeau were preferred to him.

Furlonge seemed to have lost interest after this and got only 4 runs against the Pakistanis in 1958, in this match his younger brother made his First Class debut and made 57 runs and took one for 10. He did not play against Jamaica in British Guiana a year later or against the M.C.C. in 1960. He was back in 1961 against Barbados at Queen’s Park Oval, Port of Spain on 26th January 1961, where he made only 12 & 14 in the first game, but on the appointment as captain for the injured Rodriguez, Furlonge scored 106 in the first inning and 45 in the second innings where he was caught out by Denis Atkinson in both innings.

After innings of 15 & 1 against E. W. Swanton’s XI in April 1961 and 2 & 31 against British Guiana in October 1961, his international career came to an end. Furlonge hardly saw any Beaumont Cup action; making 14 & 35 in 1960, when all three brothers represented North. He played a steady game of soccer at wing half and gained League honors.

References

Sport Clubs / Teams

CLUBS: Maple, Harvard

TEAMS PLAYED FOR: Trinidad (1954–1962), West Indies (1954–1956), West Indians (1955–1956), North Trinidad (1953–1961), Trinidad Colts (1954–1955), ED Weekes’ XI (1956–1957)

BATTING AND FIELDING AVERAGES

Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 6s Ct
Tests 3 5 0 99 64 19.80 0 1 0 0
First-class 16 27 2 808 150* 32.32 2 3 7

 

BOWLING AVERAGES

Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 3 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 16 36 30 0 - - - 5.00 - 0 0 0

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