Johnny Arnold

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Johnny Arnold
Personal information
Full name John Arnold
Born (1907-11-30)30 November 1907
Cowley, Oxfordshire, England
Died 4 April 1984(1984-04-04) (aged 76)
Southampton, Hampshire, England
Batting Right-handed
Bowling Right-arm slow
International information
National side
Only Test (cap 259) 27 June 1931 v New Zealand
Domestic team information
Years Team
1929–1950 Hampshire
Career statistics
Competition Test FC
Matches 1 402
Runs scored 34 21,831
Batting average 17.00 32.82
100s/50s –/– 37/117
Top score 34 227
Balls bowled 1,489
Wickets 17
Bowling average 69.52
5 wickets in innings
10 wickets in match
Best bowling 3/34
Catches/stumpings –/– 184/–
Source: Cricinfo, 10 May 2010

John Arnold (30 November 1907, Cowley, Oxford – 4 April 1984, Southampton, Hampshire) was an English cricketer who played in one Test in 1931.[1]

Cricket career[edit]

John Arnold was an attacking opening batsman for Hampshire for 20 years from 1930, when he qualified by residence, having previously played Minor Counties cricket for Oxfordshire. He scored 1,000 runs in his first full first-class season and missed out on that feat only once in his career. In 1934, he scored 2,261 runs at an average of 48 runs per innings, the only time he passed 2,000 runs in a season. His one poor season, 1938, led to him not being re-engaged by Hampshire, but the county had second thoughts and he returned for the 1939 season and for five more seasons after the Second World War. He fell ill during the 1950 season, and retired without playing again. He was a first-class umpire for 14 seasons from 1961.

Arnold played only one Test match: with Fred Bakewell, he formed an experimental opening partnership for England against New Zealand at Lord's in 1931, following the retirement from Test cricket of Jack Hobbs and injury to Herbert Sutcliffe. The move was not a success. Arnold was out for 0 in the first innings, and though he scored 34 in the second, he was replaced by the returning Sutcliffe for the second Test. He did not play Test cricket again.

Football career[edit]

Johnny Arnold
Personal information
Full name John Arnold
Date of birth (1907-11-30)30 November 1907
Place of birth Cowley, Oxfordshire, England
Date of death 4 April 1984(1984-04-04) (aged 76)
Place of death Southampton, Hampshire, England
Playing position Outside left
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
Oxford City
1928–1933 Southampton 106 (46)
Fulham 213 (57)
National team
1933 England 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Arnold also played football for Oxford City, Southampton and Fulham[2] and won one international cap for England in 1932-33.[3] He is therefore one of only 12 double cricket and football internationals for England. His cap came in the Home International game against Scotland in Glasgow, which Scotland won 2-1.[4] The English scorer was George Hunt of Tottenham Hotspur. Arnold played at outside left.


  1. ^ England v New Zealand, 1st Test, 1931
  2. ^ Holley, Duncan; Chalk, Gary (1992). The Alphabet of the Saints. ACL & Polar Publishing. p. 16. ISBN 0-9514862-3-3. 
  3. ^ Profile of John Arnold
  4. ^ England Players - Johnny Arnold

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