Anthony Abdy (cricketer)
|Full name||Anthony John Abdy|
|Born||26 April 1856|
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England
|Died||4 July 1924 (aged 68)|
La Tour-de-Peilz, Vaud, Switzerland
|Domestic team information|
Source: Cricinfo, 21 September 2009
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.
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.
- Gazetted as Colonel (temporary Brigadier-General), 1914