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PostSubject: Wisden was less    Sat Jul 16, 2011 11:03 am

Included in the Australian squad to tour England, Trott was selected in the team for the First Test at Lord's. He had an inauspicious Test debut: he made a duck in the first innings and three runs in the second, and did not bowl.[13] The Australians won the game by 62 runs, only their second Test match victory in England.[14] However, England retained The Ashes by winning the remaining two Tests and Trott's influence on the series was negligible: he did not pass 20 in an innings, and he failed to take a wicket.[15] Nevertheless, his performances in the other matches of the season prompted Wisden Cricketers Almanack to write that he, "... fully justif[ied] his selection by scoring the highly creditable total of 1,212 runs, with an average of over 19 per innings", and that his fielding was "excellent at point".[15] Wisden was less complimentary about his bowling: "We have no great opinion of Trott's leg break bowling, and think it probably too slow to be effectual against good batsmen." Trott's opportunities were limited as his teammates Charles Turner and John Ferris, "monopolised the bowling".[15]
Trott was an outstanding fielder, usually at point

On his return to Australia, Trott's batting continued to improve. He scored 172 runs for an Australian XI against New South Wales, his maiden century in first-class cricket.[16] The Sydney Morning Herald wrote that the innings "... stamped him as a batsman of the highest class"



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