Ranji Hordern

Ranji Hordern

Dr. Herbert Vivian "Ranji" Hordern (10 February 1883 – 17 June 1938) was an Australian cricketer who played in 7 Tests from 1911 to 1912. He was the first major leg-spin and googly bowler to play for Australia. His nickname, "Ranji", came from his dark complexion, and is a reference to the famous Indian (but played for England) cricketer K S Ranjitsinhji. He was a member of the Hordern family, well known as retailers in Sydney.

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