Ron Aspinall

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Ron Aspinall
Cricket information
Batting style Right-handed batsman
Bowling style Right-arm fast-medium
International information
National side
Career statistics
Competition First-class
Matches 36
Runs scored 763
Batting average 19.07
100s/50s –/4
Top score 75*
Balls bowled 5,956
Wickets 131
Bowling average 20.38
5 wickets in innings 8
10 wickets in match 2
Best bowling 8-42
Catches/stumpings 18/–
Source: CricketArchive

Ronald Aspinall (26 October 1918 – 16 August 1999)[1] was an English cricketer, who played for Yorkshire, and a cricket umpire.

Life and career[edit]

Aspinall was born in Almondbury, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire.

A useful lower order right-handed batsman and a fast-medium right arm bowler, Aspinall was 27 before he made his first-class cricket debut in 1946, and four years later his career was over, ended by an Achilles' tendon injury.

His most successful game came in 1947 against Northamptonshire, when he took 8 for 42 and 6 for 23 to dismiss the home team for 146 and 118 to hand Yorkshire victory by 351 runs. In 1948, he played fairly regularly as the successor to Bill Bowes, opening the Yorkshire bowling with Alec Coxon. Against Don Bradman's 'Invincibles' in the so-called 'Sixth Test' and he dismissed Bradman in Australia's second innings, caught by Len Hutton for 86, as well as Sid Barnes, Doug Ring, Ernie Toshack and Keith Miller.

In the season before his first-class career ended, 1949, he headed the national bowling averages in England, by taking 30 wickets in just four matches, at an average of less than 10 runs per wicket, before injury finished his season in May.

After leaving the first-class game, Aspinall played Minor Counties cricket for seven seasons for Durham from 1951 to 1957. Between 1960 and 1981 he was on the first-class umpires list.

Aspinall died in August 1999, in Almondbury, at the age of 80.


  1. ^ Warner, David (2011). The Yorkshire County Cricket Club: 2011 Yearbook (113th ed.). Ilkley, Yorkshire: Great Northern Books. p. 362. ISBN 978-1-905080-85-4. 
  • Wisden - 1947 to 1951 editions.