Francis Arkwright (cricketer)
|Full name||Francis Godfrey Bertram Arkwright|
30 January 1905|
Bromley, Kent, England
|Died||1 July 1942
Acroma, Al Butnan District, Libya
|Relations||Francis Arkwright (grandfather's brother)|
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Source: Cricinfo, 23 December 2009
Arkwright was the son of Bertram Harry Godfrey Arkwright (1879–1949) and his wife Grace Emma Julia Arkwright (née Hurt) (c.1875–1950). His grandfather was the Reverend William Harry Arkwright, the older brother of the politician Francis Arkwright (1846–1915).
Arkwright played in four first-class matches, representing Hampshire in three of those during the 1923 County Championship season. He made his first-class debut for the club against Lancashire, playing two further games that season for the club against Yorkshire, with his final match for Hampshire coming against Lancashire.
In the early 1930s, Arkwright was stationed in the Anglo-Egyptian Sudan, commanding the No. 1 Motor Machine Gun Battery of the Sudan Defence Force, with the rank of Bimbashi (equivalent of captain). The most notable feat of the unit was the occupation of Ain Murr at the very remote Jebel Uweinat in the winter-spring of 1934, during the Sarra Dispute with Italy.