Charles B Barstow

C B Barstow

Charles in the 1910 Qld Cricket Team

Charles played for Souths from 1905-06 until 1910-11 season when he transferred to Toombul (in those days you were required to play in the district in which you resided).

In his first season for Souths, Barstow took 78 Wickets for 644 runs, at 8.25 and in his first two seasons took 164 wickets. Barstow won the First Grade Leading wicket taker in 1906/07 and 1907/08.

(Courier Mail – The Ear)

LEN Peters, Hec Jones, Don Noble, “DF” and “ER” all asked for extra information on cricketer Charles Barstow (The Ear, Oct 29).

ANSWER: Barstow was unlucky he mainly played for Queensland before it entered the Sheffield Shield and was considered too old to play for Australia. On his day he was almost unplayable in club cricket. He mainly played for South Brisbane and Toombul between 1901-02 and 1929-30. His best efforts were in 1913-14 when he took 101 wickets for Toombul at just 8.8. In 1909-10 he took 10-34 against Oxley and when playing for Souths he had 8-1 at one stage against Toombul – he bowled six batsmen. Barstow won 16 grade premierships and records show he played for Toombul, Woolloongabba, South Brisbane and Norths. His first-class record wasn’t as great with 78 wickets at 78.2. Barstow was only 52 when he died in 1935.

C B Brstow Death notice