Archibald Ackroyd

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Archibald Ackroyd
Personal information
Full name Archibald Ackroyd
Born (1897-05-18)18 May 1897
Heanor, Derbyshire, England
Died 25 June 1968(1968-06-25) (aged 71)
Dudley, England
Batting style Right-handed batsman
Bowling style Right-arm medium fast bowler
Domestic team information
Years Team
19241925 Derbyshire
First-class debut 25 June 1924 Derbyshire v Northamptonshire
Last First-class 11 August 1937 Scotland v Yorkshire
Career statistics
Competition First-class
Matches 12
Runs scored 79
Batting average 4.15
100s/50s /
Top score 15
Balls bowled 1582
Wickets 20
Bowling average 35.35
5 wickets in innings
10 wickets in match
Best bowling 4-63
Catches/stumpings 5/-
Source: [1], February 2012

Archibald Ackroyd (18 May 1897 – 25 June 1968) was an English cricketer who played for Derbyshire in 1924 and 1925 and for Scotland in 1937.

Ackroyd was born in Heanor, Derbyshire. He made his debut for Derbyshire in the 1924 season. In his opening match against Northamptonshire he took three wickets and a catch and scored 13 in his second innings. He played three more matches for the county that season and seven games in the 1925 season.

Ackroyd subsequently moved to Scotland where he played for West of Scotland against the Australians in 1926 and for another Scotland team against the Australians in 1930. He represented Scotland in one first-class match against Yorkshire in 1937.

Ackroyd was a right-arm medium-fast bowler and took 20 first class wickets with an average of 35.35 and a best performance of 4 for 63. He was a right-handed batsman and played 20 innings in twelve first class matches with an average of 4.15 and a top score of 15.[1]

Ackroyd died in Dixon's Green, Dudley at the age of 71.

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