Anthony Catt

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Anthony Catt
Personal information
Full name Anthony Waldron Catt
Born 2 October 1933 (1933-10-02) (age 83)
Edenbridge, Kent
Batting style Right-handed batsman
Role Wicket-keeper
Domestic team information
Years Team
1954–1964 Kent
1965/66–1967/68 Western Province
Career statistics
Competition First-class List A
Matches 138 2
Runs scored 3,123 20
Batting average 17.25 10.00
100s/50s 1/9 0/0
Top score 162 18
Balls bowled 18 0
Wickets 0
Bowling average
5 wickets in innings 0
10 wickets in match 0 n/a
Best bowling
Catches/stumpings 284/37 0/0
Source: CricInfo, 15 April 2017

Anthony Waldron Catt (born 2 October 1933) is a former English cricketer who played as a wicket-keeper for Kent County Cricket Club. He was born in Edenbridge, Kent in 1933 and made his first-class cricket debut in 1954 against Oxford University.[1][2]

Cricket career[edit]

Catt had played for the Army cricket team in 1952 and began appearing for Kent's Second XI in 1954. He won his Second XI cap in 1955, and played occasionally in the First XI until 1958, deputising along with with Derek Ufton when Godfrey Evans was playing for England.[2][3] On Evans' retirement in 1959 Catt and Ufton shared the wicket-keeping duties until Ufton's retirement in 1962 allowed Catt to play more games, appearing 21 times in 1962, 30 in 1963 and 20 in 1964.[2] Catt moved to South Africa after the 1964 season and was replaced as Kent's main wicket-keeper by Alan Knott who had begun to establish himself during 1964.[3][4] He played 12 matches for Western Province in South Africa.[2]

In August 1955, when Northamptonshire made 374 in their first innings against Kent the total included 73 extras and Catt conceded 48 byes. In mitigation he was suffering from the effects of sunburn.[5][6][7]

Catt's highest score in first-class cricket came when he was used as a nightwatchman against Leicestershire in 1962. Having survived until stumps, the following day he scored 121 in the morning session, finishing with a score of 162, his only first-class century.[8]

In total Catt made 138 first-class appearances, including 118 in the County Championship and nine in the Currie Cup. He played twice for Kent in the Gillette Cup as one-day cricket became established in the early 1960s.[1][2]


  1. ^ a b Anthony Catt, CricInfo. Retrieved 2107-04-16.
  2. ^ a b c d e Tony Catt, CricketArchive. Retrieved 2017-04-16.
  3. ^ a b Mallett A (2010) Eleven: The Greatest Eleven of the 20th Century, p.94. University of Queensland Press. (Available online. Retrieved 2017-04-15.)
  4. ^ Alan Knott, Wisden Cricketer of the Year 1970, Wisden Cricketers' Almanack, 1970. Retrieved 2017-04-16.
  5. ^ Wisden 1956, p. 503.
  6. ^ On the Boundary: Statistician David comes up with an extra special fact, Derby Telegraph, 2009-05-20. Retrieved 2017-04-15.
  7. ^ Lynch S (2006) The cheque's in the post, CricInfo, 2006-09-12. Retrieved 2017-04-16.
  8. ^ Pittard S (June 2006) The XI bolts from the blue, CricInfo. Retrieved 2017-04-16.

External links[edit]

Anthony Catt at ESPNcricinfo