Arnold Hamer

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Arnold Hamer
Personal information
Full name Arnold Hamer
Born (1916-12-08)8 December 1916
Huddersfield, England
Died 3 November 1993(1993-11-03) (aged 76)
Huddersfield, England
Batting style Right-handed batsman
Bowling style Right-arm off-break bowler
Domestic team information
Years Team
1938 Yorkshire
19501960 Derbyshire
First-class debut 13 May 1938 Yorkshire v Essex
Last First-class 15 June 1960 Derbyshire v Lancashire
Career statistics
Competition First-class
Matches 295
Runs scored 15465
Batting average 31.17
100s/50s 19/79
Top score 227
Balls bowled 5355
Wickets 71
Bowling average 33.28
5 wickets in innings
10 wickets in match
Best bowling 4–27
Catches/stumpings 164/-
Source: [1], 16 April 2011
Arnold Hamer
Personal information
Playing position Left back
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1938 York City 8 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Arnold Hamer (8 December 1916 – 3 November 1993)[1] was a first-class cricketer, who played for Yorkshire in 1938, and for Derbyshire between 1950 and 1960, scoring over 15,000 runs in first-class cricket. He also played as a footballer, playing eight games for York City in 1938.

Early career[edit]

Hamer was born in Huddersfield, Yorkshire. He began playing cricket at Yorkshire in 1937 in the second eleven. He played two first-class matches for Yorkshire in 1938 making three runs in total, and taking one wicket for 64 runs.[1] He also played football for York City in 1938, where he made eight appearances as a left back.[2]

During World War II Hamer played occasional cricket games for Yorkshire teams.

Derbyshire career[edit]

Hamer began his career with Derbyshire in the 1950 season when his top score was 80 and his average 28.58. He also took 15 wickets and achieved his best bowling performance of 4 for 27. In the 1951 season he scored his first century against Middlesex and took fifteen wickets again. In the 1952 season he scored a century in both matches against Nottinghamshire and one against Middlesex. He was top scorer for the club in the 1953 season when he made centuries against Yorkshire and Nottinghamshire. He also took 17 wickets. In the 1954 season he was top scorer again and scored centuries against Essex, Sussex and Yorkshire. He took ten wickets. He was top scorer for the club again in the 1955 season, and made centuries against Glamorgan and Nottinghamshire when he made his top score of 227. In the 1956 season he scored centuries against Glamorgan, Somerset and Nottinghamshire. He was top score for the club again in the 1957 season and made centuries against Sussex, Lancashire, Worcestershire and Surrey. He scored no centuries in the 1958 season, and scored one against Sussex in the 1959 season. He closed his first-class cricket career in the 1960 season.

Hamer was a right-handed opening batsman and made 15,465 runs at 31.17 in 295 first-class matches. He had a highest score of 227, and made 19 centuries. Hamer scored 1,000 runs in 10 consecutive seasons. He was also an off-break bowler, and took 71 first class wickets at an average of 33.28.[3]

Hamer died in Huddersfield in November 1993, at the age of 76.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b Warner, David (2011). The Yorkshire County Cricket Club: 2011 Yearbook (113th ed.). Ilkley, Yorkshire: Great Northern Books. p. 369. ISBN 978-1-905080-85-4. 
  2. ^ Batters, Dave (1990). "York City Career Records". York City: A Complete Record 1922–1990. The Breedon Books Publishing Company Limited. p. 423. ISBN 0-907969-69-0. 
  3. ^ Arnold Hamer at Cricket Archive

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