Arthur Milton      

Full name Clement Arthur Milton

Born March 10, 1928, Bedminster, Somerset

Died April 25, 2007, Bristol (aged 79 years 46 days)

Major teams England, Gloucestershire

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm medium

Clement Arthur Milton
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 6s Ct St
Tests 6 9 1 204 104* 25.50 1 0 1 5 0
First-class 620 1078 125 32150 170 33.73 56 160 760 0
List A 55 52 5 1095 87 23.29 0 5 22 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 6 1 24 12 0 - - - 3.00 - 0 0 0
First-class 620 8414 3640 79 5/64 46.07 2.59 106.5 1 0
List A 55 24 26 2 2/26 2/26 13.00 6.50 12.0 0 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut England v New Zealand at Leeds, Jul 3-8, 1958 scorecard
Last Test England v India at Lord's, Jun 18-20, 1959 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class span 1948 - 1974
List A span 1963 - 1974
Profile

Arthur Milton, blond and slight, was the last of a rare breed - the double cricket/football international. In his first Test, against New Zealand at Headingley in 1958 Milton - opening the innings with a rugby cap in Mike Smith - collected 104 not out. That won him a place on the following winter's tour of Australia, where the opposition was rather more ferocious than the outclassed New Zealanders, and Milton struggled, as did his fellow double international Willie Watson. Milton finished his six-Test career with 204 runs at 25.50. He was happier batting for Gloucestershire, which he did until he was in his mid-forties. He finished in 1974 with more than 32,000 runs and 56 hundreds in first-class cricket, most of them from the top of the order, while his tally of 758 catches emphasises his value in the field, where he was a star close in, especially at short leg. In retirement he became a postman in the Cotswolds, maintaining his fitness by jumping on and off his bicycle during his rounds.
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1991

Arthur Milton batting

Arthur Milton batting

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May 4, 1963

Arthur Milton

Arthur Milton

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1963

Arthur Milton

Arthur Milton

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Notes

Wisden Cricketer of the Year 1959

Country Fixtures Country Results
Cambs MCCU v Notts at Cambridge - Mar 28-30
Notts 339 & 46/2 (19 ov) Cambs MCCU 123
Glamorgan v Cardiff MCCU at Cardiff - Mar 28-30
Glamorgan 342/7 (89.2 ov)
Gloucs v Durham MCCU at Bristol - Mar 28-30
Gloucs 405/7d Durham MCCU 78/2 (17 ov)
Kent v Lds-Brd MCCU at Canterbury - Mar 28-30
Kent 370/6d & 47/1 (12 ov) Lds-Brd MCCU 204
Leics v Lbroug MCCU at Leicester - Mar 28-30
Leics 194 Lbroug MCCU 175/4 (64 ov)
Oxford MCCU v Surrey at Oxford - Mar 28-30
Surrey 335/7d & 29/0 (8 ov) Oxford MCCU 172
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