Ted White (cricketer)

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Ted White
Personal information
Full name Edward Clive Stewart White
Born (1913-04-17)17 April 1913
Mosman, New South Wales, Australia
Died 10 October 1999(1999-10-10) (aged 86)
Hornsby, New South Wales, Australia
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Batting style Right-hand batsman
Bowling style Left-arm medium pace
Role All-rounder
Domestic team information
Years Team
1934–1938 New South Wales
Career statistics
Competition FC
Matches 56
Runs scored 1316
Batting average 22.30
100s/50s 1/5
Top score 108*
Balls bowled 10788
Wickets 115
Bowling average 26.71
5 wickets in innings 2
10 wickets in match 0
Best bowling 8/31
Catches/stumpings 37/0
Source: [1], 8 February 2008

Edward (Ted) Clive Stewart White (17 April 1913 — 10 October 1999) was a cricketer who played for New South Wales and toured England with the Australian team in 1938 without playing a Test match.

Born and raised in Sydney, Ted White played grade cricket with the North Sydney club and scored 52 on his first-class debut against Victoria in 1934–35.[1] White bowled with a fluent, upright action that maximised his height and he relied on accuracy and changes of pace rather than movement to secure wickets. Against South Australia in 1935–36, he captured 8/31 on a receptive pitch at the Sydney Cricket Ground, which included a spell of four wickets for no runs.[2] The next season, he hit his only first-class century, batting at number ten.[3] Chosen to tour England in 1938 with the Australian team led by Don Bradman, he was not suited to the batting-friendly pitches that resulted from a summer of dry weather and he claimed only 30 wickets (at 23.60 average). His performances were hampered by chronic back problems, which forced his retirement during the 1938–39 Australian season.

White's father Alfred (1879–1962) played four matches for New South Wales, including one as captain, between 1905–06 and 1908–09; the Whites were the first father-son combination to each score a first-class century for the state.[3] Ted White worked in the family's sharebroking business before enlisting in the Australian army during World War II. He served in the Middle East and New Guinea, rising from the rank of private to major by the war's end. After the war, he played suburban cricket for two decades, capturing 823 wickets for the I Zingari team.[4]

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  1. ^ Cricket Archive: Victoria v NSW at Melbourne 1934–35. Retrieved 8 Feb 2008.
  2. ^ Cricket Archive: NSW v SA at Sydney 1935–36. Retrieved 8 Feb 2007.
  3. ^ a b Wisden Cricketers' Almanack, 2000 edition: Obituaries in 1999. Retrieved 8 Feb 2008.
  4. ^ Cashman, Richard et al. (eds): The Oxford Campanion to Australian Cricket, OUP 1996. ISBN 0-19-553575-8.