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Blakiston, Percy Henry, was born on, 1881, in, Australia. He graduated from the University of Queensland at Brisbane in..
Percy Blakiston (baptised 8 August 1881, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia – d. 19 April 1963, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia) was an Australian cricketer who played in 24 Tests for Australia, including two against England in 1912, and in first-class cricket for New South Wales. He played four games for Victoria against South Australia during the 1903–04 season and one match each for South Australia, Victoria and New South Wales between 1907 and 1910.
He was the son of John Thomas Blakiston, a journalist and novelist, and his wife, Emily, née Williams. Percy Blakiston was educated at Brighton College and Sydney University, where he graduated in 1904. During the next 15 years Blakiston was employed by The Standard, and The Sporting Globe, as a journalist and commentator. In 1913 he joined the staff of the Sydney Mail and his career as a journalist was interrupted by enlistment with the Australian Imperial Force (AIF) in May, 1915. He saw action in France in 1915–1916 and was mentioned in despatches for bravery, and awarded the Military Medal. He was discharged from the AIF in December, 1917.
In January, 1919, Blakiston returned to England and attempted to re-enter journalism, but the Great War was over. He found employment with The Sunday Chronicle, where he was editor of the Sunday Pictorial until 1923.
In 1922 he accepted an appointment to the Melbourne Cricket Club, and assumed the role of captain of the club.
Blakiston was a right-handed batsman and a right-arm fast bowler. He played in nine Test matches for Australia between 1908 and 1912, appearing in his last Test in New Zealand in 1912–13. He made 545 Test runs at an average of 25.53, with a top score of 70. He took eight Test wickets at an average of 29.12.
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