William White (field hockey)

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William White
Personal information
Full nameWilliam Neil White
Born(1920-05-02)2 May 1920
Troon, Ayrshire, Scotland
Died19 February 1990(1990-02-19) (aged 69)
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England
BowlingSlow left-arm orthodox
Domestic team information
1948Cambridge University
Career statistics
Competition FC
Matches 2
Runs scored 19.00
Batting average 6.33
100s/50s –/–
Top score 19
Balls bowled 252
Wickets 4
Bowling average 26.50
5 wickets in innings
10 wickets in match
Best bowling 4/16
Catches/stumpings 1/–
Source: Cricinfo, 20 July 2010
Olympic medal record
Men's field hockey
Silver medal – second place 1948 London Team competition

William Neil White (2 May 1920 – 19 February 1990) was a Scottish sportsman who played first-class cricket and field hockey. White was born at Troon, Ayrshire and died at Cambridge, Cambridgeshire.


White was a right-handed batsman who bowled slow left-arm orthodox.

In 1947, White made his debut for Cambridgeshire in the Minor Counties Championship against Bedfordshire. From 1947 to 1949, he represented the county in 11 Minor Counties matches, with his final match for the county coming against Lincolnshire.[1]

He also played 2 first-class cricket matches for Cambridge University in 1948 against the Free Foresters and Gloucestershire.[2] In his 2 first-class matches, he scored 19 runs at a batting average of 6.33, with a high score of 19.[3] With the ball, he took 4 wickets at bowling average of 26.50, with best figures of 4/16.[4]

Field hockey[edit]

White represented Great Britain in field hockey at the 1948 Summer Olympics. A member of the British field hockey team which won the silver medal, he played four matches including the final, as forward.


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