Gerard Rotherham

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Gerard Rotherham
Personal information
Full name Gerard Alexander Rotherham
Born (1899-05-28)28 May 1899
Coventry, Warwickshire, England
Died 31 January 1985(1985-01-31) (aged 85)
Bakewell, Derbyshire, England
Batting style Right-handed
Bowling style Right arm medium
Role All-rounder
Domestic team information
Years Team
1919-1920 Cambridge University
1919-1921 Warwickshire
1928/29 Wellington
First-class debut 21 May 1919 Cambridge University v Australian Imperial Forces
Last First-class 22 January 1929 Wellington v Auckland
Career statistics
Competition FC
Matches 65
Runs scored 1801
Batting average 18.76
100s/50s 0/7
Top score 84*
Balls bowled 9556
Wickets 180
Bowling average 28.36
5 wickets in innings 8
10 wickets in match 0
Best bowling 7/69
Catches/stumpings 48/-
Source: CricketArchive, 23 August 2007

Gerard Alexander Rotherham (28 May 1899 at Coventry – 31 January 1985 at Bakewell, Derbyshire) was a first-class cricketer for Cambridge University and Warwickshire in England and for Wellington in New Zealand. His uncle, Hugh Rotherham, played first-class cricket in the 1880s.

Rotherham's chief cricket fame was achieved as a schoolboy at Rugby School, where his record as a fast-medium bowler led to him being named as a Wisden Cricketer of the Year in the 1918 edition of Wisden, at a time when first-class cricket was suspended for the First World War.

Rotherham's later first-class career lasted only a few seasons. He got a Blue at Cambridge in both 1919 and 1920, when his swashbuckling lower-order batting was almost as valuable as his increasingly wayward bowling. In 1921, he had a full season of county cricket with Warwickshire, and this time the bowling was more valuable than the batting, and he took 88 wickets in the season. But at the end of the season he moved to New Zealand, where he made just a few appearances for Wellington in 1928-29.

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