Ted White (cricketer)
|Full name||Edward Clive Stewart White|
17 April 1913|
Mosman, New South Wales, Australia
|Died||10 October 1999
Hornsby, New South Wales, Australia
|Height||1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)|
|Batting style||Right-hand batsman|
|Bowling style||Left-arm medium pace|
|Domestic team information|
|1934–1938||New South Wales|
Source: , 8 February 2008
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. 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. The next season, he hit his only first-class century, batting at number ten. 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. 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.
- Cricket Archive: Victoria v NSW at Melbourne 1934–35. Retrieved 8 Feb 2008.
- Cricket Archive: NSW v SA at Sydney 1935–36. Retrieved 8 Feb 2007.
- Wisden Cricketers' Almanack, 2000 edition: Obituaries in 1999. Retrieved 8 Feb 2008.
- Cashman, Richard et al. (eds): The Oxford Campanion to Australian Cricket, OUP 1996. ISBN 0-19-553575-8.