Recently read a bit of stuff on Alan Kippax, Australian cricketer of the 20s and 30s. Kippax had an amazing FC record for NSW. Over 6000 runs at an average of 71. Obviously he was an outstanding batsman, because these numbers compare favourably with his contemporaries like Ponsford and Woodful.
However, Kippax is rarely remembered as a great, because his test average was only 36. And he played 22 tests.
Does anyone who knows more about him know why he didn't translate his FC numbers in to a more substantial test career? He is spoken of as a really elegant batsman, in the mould of Trumper and Archie Jackson.