Harold “Mudgee” Cranney

Born 23 October 1886 in Parramatta. He played First Grade cricket for Cumberland for the first time in 1901, while he was still at school. He was 15. This was the beginning of a long association with the club as a player and as an official. he played for New South Wales in the Sheffield Shield. He scored 856 runs at an average of 31.7 in First Class cricket. He first played against Tasmania in 1913 but his best score was against South Australia in 1921, (144 and 95). He became s state selector and was one of the three selectors who witnessed Don Bradman’s first appearance in the Sydney nets. Harold died in 1971 aged 85.

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  1. Hello!
    I’m trying to find out why Harold Cranney was nicknamed ‘Mudgee’; that being my hometown.
    He was born in Parramatta, and I can’t see that he lived in Mudgee, so would appreciate any light being shed upon this mystery, if anyone can so do.
    Kind regards,
    John Martin

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