Irving Washington

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This article is about the cricketer. For the writer, see Washington Irving.

William Arthur Irving Washington (11 December 1879 – 20 October 1927) was an English first-class Cricketer, who played forty four matches for Yorkshire County Cricket Club between 1900 and 1902.[1] He also appeared for Griqualand West (1904/05), Transvaal (1906/07) and The Players (1902). He also played for the Yorkshire Second XI (1899–1901) and Yorkshire Colts (1902).

Born in Wombwell, Yorkshire, England, Washington was a left-handed batsman, who scored 1,384 runs at 21.96, in his forty eight first-class games, with a best of 100 not out against Surrey, his only century. He held eighteen catches in the field. His nephew, Roy Kilner, played Test cricket for England, whilst another nephew, Norman Kilner, played over four hundred first-class matches for Yorkshire and Warwickshire.

Arguably Washington's most famous innings was one of nine not out against the Australians in 1902, as this enabled Yorkshire to reach 50 for 5 wickets in their second innings, and thereby achieve a five wicket victory.[2]

Washington died in October 1927, in Wombwell.


  1. ^ Warner, David (2011). The Yorkshire County Cricket Club: 2011 Yearbook (113th ed.). Ilkley, Yorkshire: Great Northern Books. p. 381. ISBN 978-1-905080-85-4. 
  2. ^ Scorecard of Yorkshire v Australia at Leeds, 1902

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