Alfred Ackroyd

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Alfred Ackroyd (29 August 1858 – 3 October 1927)[1] was an English amateur first-class cricketer, who played for Yorkshire County Cricket Club. He presently holds the distinction of being the first, alphabetically listed, player in Yorkshire CCC's history.[1]

Ackroyd was born in Oakroyd Hall, Birkenshaw, Leeds, Yorkshire, England. He was a right-handed batsman and a right-arm fast bowler. He made two appearances for Yorkshire, and averaged 15 with the bat, and 10.66 with the ball taking three wickets. A fast bowler with a fierce break-back, his action was strongly criticised in Lillywhite's Companion for 1880.

Ackroyd died in Eccles, Lancashire, England, in October 1927, at the age of 59.

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  1. ^ a b Warner, David (2011). The Yorkshire County Cricket Club: 2011 Yearbook (113th ed.). Ilkley, Yorkshire: Great Northern Books. p. 362. ISBN 978-1-905080-85-4.  NB. The career statistics quoted in the article for Ackroyd, are at odds with those stated in this publication

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