Anthony Abdy (cricketer)

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Anthony Abdy
Personal information
Full nameAnthony John Abdy
Born(1856-04-26)26 April 1856
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England
Died4 July 1924(1924-07-04) (aged 68)
La Tour-de-Peilz, Vaud, Switzerland
Domestic team information
Career statistics
Competition FC
Matches 1
Runs scored 30
Batting average 15.00
100s/50s –/–
Top score 23
Balls bowled
Bowling average
5 wickets in innings
10 wickets in match
Best bowling
Catches/stumpings –/–
Source: Cricinfo, 21 September 2009

Brigadier-General Anthony John Abdy, CB, CBE (26 April 1856 – 4 July 1924) was a British Army officer and first-class cricketer. He was a right-handed batsman who played for Hampshire.

Military career[edit]

Abdy was born in Cambridge, the son of J T Abdy, Regis Professor of Law at Cambridge and a County Court Judge. He was educated at Charterhouse, in London, and commissioned a lieutenant in the Royal Artillery in 1876.

He was promoted captain on 5 December 1884, major on 22 July 1893, and lieutenant colonel on 29 November 1900. In February 1902 he received a temporary staff appointment as Deputy-Assistant Quartermaster General for military intelligence at Army Headquarters.[1]

He was later promoted to brigadier general, and served in the First World War.


Abdy, who played for Essex prior to their entrance into first-class cricket, made his only first-class appearance during the 1881 season, for Hampshire against Marylebone Cricket Club. From the opening order, Abdy scored 7 runs in the first innings in which he batted, and 23 runs in the second. He became a notable Army cricketer with the Royal Artillery, Southern Division.

Abdy's brother-in-law Lothian Bonham-Carter, and nephews Stuart and Algernon Bonham-Carter, were also cricketers and distant relatives of the actress Helena Bonham Carter.


  1. ^ "No. 27427". The London Gazette. 22 April 1902. p. 2693.

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