John Arthur (cricketer)

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John Arthur
Personal information
Full name John Lake Allen Arthur
Born (1847-04-07)7 April 1847
Longford, Tasmania
Died 26 April 1877(1877-04-26) (aged 30)
Longford, Tasmania
Batting style Right-handed
Bowling style Right-Arm roundarm
Role All rounder
Domestic team information
Years Team
1868-69 – 1872-73 Tasmania
Career statistics
Competition FC
Matches 4
Runs scored 135
Batting average 19.28
100s/50s –/–
Top score 43
Balls bowled ?
Wickets 4
Bowling average 25.00
5 wickets in innings 0
10 wickets in match 0
Best bowling 4/100
Catches/stumpings –/1
, 1 December 2008

John Lake Allen Arthur (born 7 April 1847, in Longford, Tasmania) was a Tasmanian cricket player, who played first class cricket for Tasmania.

He was an opening batsman and a roundarm bowler which was the more common form of bowling at the time. Arthur represented Tasmania in three first-class matches, and a single game for a Rest of Australia side in 1872/73. Bizarrely, despite not normally playing as a wicket-keeper and never taking a single first-class catch, he did effect one first-class stumping whilst filling in as keeper. In the same match in the 1868-69 season he captained the Tasmanian side, although the match was lost and Tasmania were bowled out for just 18 in the first innings.[1]

John Lake Allen Arthur died in his hometown of Longford, Tasmania on 26 April 1877, aged 30 years and 19 days.

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  1. ^ "Victoria v Tasmania". 12 February 1869. Retrieved 2008-12-02.