Harry Pilling

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Harry Pilling
Personal information
Full name Harry Pilling
Born (1943-02-23)23 February 1943
Ashton-under-Lyne, Lancashire,[1]
England, UK
Died 22 September 2012(2012-09-22) (aged 69)
Little Lever, Lancashire,[2] England, UK
Height 5 ft 3 in (1.60 m)
Batting style Right-handed
Bowling style Right-arm off break
Relations George Harry Pilling
Domestic team information
Years Team
1969–1974 Marylebone Cricket Club
1962–1982 Lancashire
Career statistics
Competition First-class List A
Matches 333 173
Runs scored 15,279 3,807
Batting average 32.23 26.07
100s/50s 25/81 1/22
Top score 149* 109*
Balls bowled 336 13
Wickets 1 2
Bowling average 195.00 8.00
5 wickets in innings
10 wickets in match
Best bowling 1/42 1/0
Catches/stumpings 89/– 26/–
Source: Cricinfo, 24 September 2012

Harry Pilling (23 February 1943 – 22 September 2012) was an English cricketer. Standing just 5 feet 3 inches (1.60 m) tall he had the distinction of being the shortest English professional cricketer of modern times.[1] A right-handed batsman, Pilling scored over 15,000 first-class runs for Lancashire, who he played county cricket for from 1962 to 1982.[3]

One of his most memorable innings for Lancashire was an unbeaten 70 against Sussex, which helped secure his county's first Gillette Cup success in 1970.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "BBC News - Lancashire cricketer Harry Pilling dies aged 69". Bbc.co.uk. 1970-01-01. Retrieved 2012-09-24. 
  2. ^ CricketArchive
  3. ^ "Harry Pilling". www.cricketarchive.com. Retrieved 2010-02-19. 

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