Arthur Shrewsbury      

Full name Arthur Shrewsbury

Born April 11, 1856, New Lenton, Nottinghamshire

Died May 19, 1903, Gedling, Nottinghamshire (aged 47 years 38 days)

Major teams England, Nottinghamshire

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm bowler

Relation Brother - W Shrewsbury, Nephew - A Shrewsbury jnr

Arthur Shrewsbury
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 6s Ct St
Tests 23 40 4 1277 164 35.47 3 4 0 29 0
First-class 498 813 90 26505 267 36.65 59 114 377 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 23 1 12 2 0 - - - 1.00 - 0 0 0
First-class 498 16 2 0 - - - 0.75 - 0 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut Australia v England at Melbourne, Dec 31, 1881 - Jan 4, 1882 scorecard
Last Test England v Australia at Manchester, Aug 24-26, 1893 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class span 1875 - 1902
Profile

For almost a decade starting in the late 1880s Arthur Shrewsbury was arguably the finest batsman in the world. WG Grace, his main rival for that accolade, was once asked who he'd most like to have in his side, and said simply: "Give me Arthur." With a game built around an impregnable defence based on his pads, Shrewsbury was a magnificent runmaker especially on bad or so-called sticky wickets, scoring many of his greatest hundreds on pitches his partners found impossible to master. The best-known of these knocks came against Australia at Lord's in 1886, when he scored a masterly 164 against the might of Fred Spofforth, on a pitch deemed "impossible" by his peers. Seven years later he repeated the feat, with a well-made 106 - again at Lord's against Australia - in equally trying conditions, on a sticky wicket against Charles "The Terror" Turner. Even in 1902, his final season, by which time he was 47, Shrewsbury managed to top the first-class averages (1250 runs at 50), as he had done half-a-dozen times in his heyday. Sadly, though, he shot himself the following year after a bout of depression. A quiet, humble man, his passing was mourned all over the cricket-playing world - but especially in Nottinghamshire, the county which he served grandly for nearly three decades.

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Wisden Cricketer of the Year 1890

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2nd Investec Test: England v Pakistan at Manchester - Jul 22-26
England 589/8d & 56/0 (12.2 ov) Pakistan 198
Eng Lions v Pakistan A at Canterbury - Jul 24
Eng Lions won by 56 runs
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South Group: Essex v Surrey at Chelmsford - Jul 24
Surrey won by 66 runs
South Group: Gloucs v Sussex at Cheltenham - Jul 24
Gloucs won by 51 runs
North Group: Leics v Yorkshire at Leicester - Jul 24
Yorkshire won by 191 runs
South Group: Middlesex v Kent at Lord's - Jul 24
Middlesex won by 6 wickets (with 31 balls remaining)
North Group: Northants v Durham at Northampton - Jul 24
Northants won by 170 runs
South Group: Somerset v Glamorgan at Taunton - Jul 24
Somerset won by 33 runs (D/L method)
North Group: Warwickshire v Worcs at Birmingham - Jul 24
Warwickshire won by 8 wickets (with 164 balls remaining)
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