Arthur Webb

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Arthur Webb
Personal information
Full name Arthur Stuart Webb
Born (1868-08-06)6 August 1868
Bridge, Kent, England
Died 3 December 1952(1952-12-03) (aged 84)
Briton Ferry, Glamorgan, Wales
Batting style Right-handed
Bowling style Right-arm medium
Relations George Webb (Brother)
Domestic team information
Years Team
1912 Glamorgan
1895–1904 Hampshire
Career statistics
Competition FC
Matches 151
Runs scored 5,515
Batting average 21.54
100s/50s 2/28
Top score 162*
Balls bowled 1,821
Wickets 22
Bowling average 46.50
5 wickets in innings
10 wickets in match
Best bowling 2/18
Catches/stumpings 83/–
Source: Cricinfo, 20 February 2010

Arthur Stuart Webb (6 August 1868 – 3 December 1952) was an English cricketer. Webb was a right-handed batsman who bowled right-arm medium pace.

Webb made his first-class debut for Hampshire County Cricket Club in the 1895 County Championship against Essex. Webb represented Hampshire in 149 first-class matches from 1895 to 1904, with his final appearance for the county coming in 1904 against Somerset at Dean Park Cricket Ground, Bournemouth.

In his 149 matches for the county, Webb scored 5,475 runs at a batting average of 21.54, with 28 half centuries, two centuries and a high score of 161* against Surrey in his benefit match of 1904; the match itself was badly hit by rain, with Webb's share of the takings only amounting to £150. With the ball Webb took 22 wickets at a bowling average of 46.50, with best figures of 2/18. In the field Webb took 83 catches for Hampshire.

In addition to playing first-class matches for Hampshire, Webb also made a single first-class appearance for the Players of the South against the Gentlemen of England in 1904. In 1912 Holmes played his final first-class match for South Wales against the touring Australians.

Also in 1912, Webb played a single Minor Counties Championship match for Glamorgan against the Surrey Second XI.

Following his move to Wales, Webb was a professional and groundsman at Briton Ferry Steelworks and later coached cricket at Christ College, Brecon. Webb died at Briton Ferry, Glamorgan on 3 December 1952.

Family[edit]

Webb's brother George made a single first-class appearance for Kent against Sussex in 1880.

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