Walter Whiting

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Walter Whiting
Personal information
Full name Walter Sydney Whiting
Born (1888-10-23)23 October 1888
Bath, Somerset, England
Died 15 January 1952(1952-01-15) (aged 63)
Bath, Somerset, England
Batting Right-handed
Bowling Right-arm leg-break
Role All-rounder/bowler
Domestic team information
YearsTeam
1921–23 Somerset
First-class debut 28 May 1921 Somerset v Middlesex
Last First-class 6 July 1923 Somerset v Glamorgan
Career statistics
Competition First-class
Matches 8
Runs scored 133
Batting average 14.77
100s/50s –/–
Top score 28
Balls bowled 1134
Wickets 27
Bowling average 23.92
5 wickets in innings
10 wickets in match
Best bowling 4/28
Catches/stumpings 9/–
Source: CricketArchive, 26 November 2010

Walter Sydney Whiting (23 October 1888 – 15 January 1952) was an English cricketer born in Bath, Somerset. He played first-class cricket for Somerset in four matches in the 1921 season and a further four in the 1923 season.[1] He was born in Bath, Somerset and died there as well.

Whiting was an amateur right-handed batsman and leg-break bowler. In his eight matches for Somerset he batted in both the middle order and at the tail-end; as a bowler, he took at least one wicket in every opposition innings in the games he played. In his first game against Middlesex, he shared the first innings wickets with Jack White and then took the only two wickets to fall in the second innings.[2] His figures of four for 28 remained the best of his first-class career, and his second innings of 28, when he top-scored for Somerset, was also his highest first-class score. Whiting played three further matches in 1921. His first match on his return in 1923, against Warwickshire, saw him take seven wickets, with four for 55 in the Warwickshire second innings.[3] But after three further matches, his first-class career was over.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Walter Whiting". www.cricketarchive.com. Retrieved 2010-11-23. 
  2. ^ "Scorecard: Somerset v Middlesex". www.cricketarchive.com. 1921-05-28. Retrieved 2010-11-26. 
  3. ^ "Scorecard: Somerset v Warwickshire". www.cricketarchive.com. 1923-05-30. Retrieved 2010-11-26.