Herbert Vivian "Ranji" Hordern

Herbert Vivian "Ranji" Hordern

Male 1883 - 1938  (55 years)

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  • Name Herbert Vivian "Ranji" Hordern 
    Nickname Ranji 
    Born 10 Feb 1883  Sydney, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Occupation 1930  Darlinghurst, East Sydney, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Stockbroker 
    Address:
    Byron Hall, Macleay Street 
    Occupation 19 Jun 1930 
    Doctor 
    • Source: Passenger Manifest, SS Ormonde arriving in the Port of London from Austraila. Accompanied by Mrs M.S. Hordern, aged 48.
    Died 17 Jun 1938  Sydney, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Herbert 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 made his debut in first-class cricket by taking 8 for 81 for New South Wales—and 11 wickets in the match—against Queensland in December 1905. He then moved to the United States to pursue his studies. While a student of dentistry at the University of Pennsylvania, he toured England in 1908 and Jamaica in 1908-09 with the Philadelphian cricket team. He played 17 first class matches for Philadelphians, and it was during his time in America that he perfected his googly.

      Hordern returned to Australia in 1910. Owing to the foresight of Warren Bardsley, he found his way back into the state side immediately. After picking up 43 wickets in six matches in the 1910-11 season, he convinced the Australian selectors to follow Bardsley's lead. Chosen for the Fourth Test of the 1910/11 series against South Africa, he took fourteen wickets at an average of 21.07 in his two Tests in this series, including 5 in the second innings on debut] and 32 wickets at 24.37 against England in the following season. In the England series, he had match figures of 12 for 135 in the first Test at Sydney, assisting Australia to their only win of the series. In the final game, also at Sydney, he took 10 for 161. By this time, he was being called the best bowler of his type in the world.

      Hordern's priority in life was his medical career. This, along with the controversy surrounding the selection of the team to tour England in 1912, restricted his career. He participated in only 35 first-class matches between 1905 and 1913.
    Person ID I24788  Mitchell Families
    Last Modified 11 Feb 2014 

    Father Edward Hordern,   b. 1 Jun 1838,   d. 14 Aug 1883, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 45 years) 
    Mother Christiana Matilda Stack,   b. 1845,   d. 1904  (Age 59 years) 
    Married 1866  Sydney, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F5984  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Norah Ebsworth White,   b. 1891, "Belltrees", Scone, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Jul 1938, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 47 years) 
    Married 1913  Scone, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Divorced 13 Sep 1929  Sydney, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • The Advocate (newpaper) reported the following on 14 Setember 1929:
      Dr. Herbert Vivian- Hordern, Potts Point, described as a gentleman stockbroker, was to-day granted a decree nisi for divorce from Norah Ebsworth Hordern on the ground of desertion, by reason of her failure to comply with a decree for the restitution of cunjugal rights.
    Children 
     1. Herbert Ernest Hordern,   b. 1914, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2002, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years)
     2. Henry Malcolm Lothrop Hordern,   b. 1915
    Last Modified 11 Feb 2014 
    Family ID F5987  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Minnie Sarah Hordern,   b. 1882, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Aug 1931, Newtown, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 49 years) 
    Married 1930 
    Last Modified 11 Feb 2014 
    Family ID F5988  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 10 Feb 1883 - Sydney, New South Wales, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 1913 - Scone, New South Wales, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDivorced - 13 Sep 1929 - Sydney, New South Wales, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Stockbroker,Address:
    Byron Hall, Macleay Street - 1930 - Darlinghurst, East Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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    Link to Google MapsDied - 17 Jun 1938 - Sydney, New South Wales, Australia Link to Google Earth
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