Arthur Kemble

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Arthur Kemble
Personal information
Full name Arthur Twiss Kemble
Born (1862-02-03)3 February 1862
Parr, St Helens, Lancashire
Died 13 March 1925(1925-03-13) (aged 63)
Crawley Down, Sussex, England
Batting style Right-handed batsman
Role Wicket-keeper
Domestic team information
Years Team
1885-1894 Lancashire
Career statistics
Competition First-class
Matches 95
Runs scored 1347
Batting average 11.13
100s/50s 0/1
Top score 50
Balls bowled -
Wickets -
Bowling average -
5 wickets in innings -
10 wickets in match -
Best bowling -
Catches/stumpings 122/54
Source: CricketArchive

Arthur Twiss Kemble (3 February 1862 – 13 March 1925) was an English sportsman who played international rugby union for England and first-class cricket with Lancashire.

Kemble, a wicket-keeper, made his first-class debut in 1885 but had to wait until the retirement of gloveman Dick Pilling to become a regular fixture in the team.[1] He had 50 dismissals in the 1891 season, the most by any wicket-keeper that year in English first-class cricket.[2] Although he was unable to repeat his effort of effecting the most dismissals the following season, 1892, he did finish with the most stumpings.[3] Other first-class teams that he played for during his career include AJ Webbe's XI, CI Thornton's XI and the Gentlemen of England.[4]

On the rugby field, Kemble played for Liverpool. A forward, he was capped three times for England. He made two appearances in the 1885 Home Nations Championship, both of which England won. His other Test cap came against Ireland in the 1887 Home Nations.[5]

Family and career[edit]

Kemble was the son of the Rev. N. F. G. Kemble, the vicar of Allerton, Liverpool; he qualified as a solicitor in 1891 and was chairman of Garston District Council and a member of Liverpool City Council.[6]


  1. ^ "First-class Batting and Fielding in Each Season by Arthur Kemble". CricketArchive. (subscription required (help)). 
  2. ^ "First-class Batting and Fielding in England for 1891 (Ordered by Average)". CricketArchive. (subscription required (help)). 
  3. ^ "First-class Batting and Fielding in England for 1892 (Ordered by Average)". CricketArchive. (subscription required (help)). 
  4. ^ "First-class Batting and Fielding For Each Team by Arthur Kemble". CricketArchive. (subscription required (help)). 
  5. ^ "Arthur Kemble - Statsguru". ESPN Scrum. 
  6. ^ "Obituary: Mr A. T. Kemble". The Times (43913). London. 18 March 1925. p. 16.