Harold Arkwright

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Harold Arkwright
Personal information
Full name Harold Arthur Arkwright
Born (1872-11-10)10 November 1872
Oswestry, Shropshire, England
Died 10 December 1942(1942-12-10) (aged 70)
Virginia Water, Surrey, England
Batting style Right-handed
Bowling style Right-arm medium
Domestic team information
Years Team
1893–1895 Oxford University
1894–1895 Essex
1898 Cambridgeshire
First-class debut 29 May 1893 Oxford University v Somerset
Last First-class 4 June 1903 Marylebone Cricket Club v Oxford University
Career statistics
Competition First-class
Matches 24
Runs scored 453
Batting average 11.92
100s/50s 0/0
Top score 38
Balls bowled 3,212
Wickets 72
Bowling average 23.62
5 wickets in innings 5
10 wickets in match 1
Best bowling 8/40
Catches/stumpings 16/–
Source: CricketArchive, 20 November 2012

Harold Arthur Arkwright (10 November 1872 – 10 December 1942) was an English cricketer who played first-class cricket for Oxford University between 1893 and 1895. He also made a few appearances for Essex during his university years, and later played two minor counties matches for Cambridgeshire.[1]

Educated firstly at Eton College, he was in the school's first eleven in both 1890 and 1891.[2] He went up to Magdalen College, Oxford,[3] and was awarded his Blue in 1895, when he took 0 for 16 and 1 for 71 in two innings.[4] He toured North American with Frank Mitchell's side in 1895, and played some cricket for Essex, Cambridgeshire and the Free Foresters. His final first-class appearance was in 1903, playing for the Marylebone Cricket Club against Oxford University.[5] In all, he claimed 72 wickets in 24 first-class appearances at an average of 23.62, and took ten wickets in a match on one occasion:[1] against Yorkshire in 1895.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Player Profile: Harold Arkwright". CricketArchive. Retrieved 20 November 2012. 
  2. ^ "Obituaries in 1942". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 20 November 2012. 
  3. ^ Bolton (1962), p. 356.
  4. ^ Bolton (1962), pp. 151–154.
  5. ^ "First-Class Matches played by Harold Arkwright (24)". CricketArchive. Retrieved 20 November 2012. 
  6. ^ "Oxford University v Yorkshire: University Match 1895". CricketArchive. Retrieved 20 November 2012. 

Bibliography[edit]

  • Bolton, Geoffrey (1962). History of the O.U.C.C. (1st ed.). Oxford: Holywell Press.