Our Frank is proably not Frank Deveney, Cricketer

It was suggested from via Trove our Frank  (Francis Arthur Deveney) might have been a  Victorian Fast Bowler.

A Wikipedia article was hopeful as were some other sources.

Wikipedia reported
Frank Deveney (16 August 1910 – 30 October 1998) was an Australian cricketer. He played four first-class cricket matches for Victoria between 1936 and 1938

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frank_Deveney

Supported by
1942 'CRICKET', Nambour Chronicle and North Coast Advertiser (Qld. : 1922 - 1954), 27 November, p. 5. , viewed 19 Sep 2016, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article78052079

and another article saying he played for North Melbourne and was selected to Represent Victoria.

Although not certain, several of these references appear to be to another man

Full name Frank Barclay Deveney
Born August 16, 1910, Berwick, Victoria
Died October 30, 1998, Melbourne, Victoria (aged 88 years 75 days)
Major teams Victoria
Batting style Left-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm fast-medium
First-class span 1935/36 - 1937/38

http://www.espncricinfo.com/ci/content/player/5003.html


We were encouraged by F A Deveney's likely birth year also being 1910, but the above players middle name does not match.


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