Hedley Verity      

Full name Hedley Verity

Born May 18, 1905, Headingley, Leeds, Yorkshire

Died July 31, 1943, Caserta, Italy (aged 38 years 74 days)

Major teams England, Yorkshire

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Slow left-arm orthodox

Hedley Verity
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 6s Ct St
Tests 40 44 12 669 66* 20.90 0 3 0 30 0
First-class 378 416 106 5603 101 18.07 1 13 269 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 40 73 11173 3510 144 8/43 15/104 24.37 1.88 77.5 9 5 2
First-class 378 84219 29145 1956 10/10 14.90 2.07 43.0 164 54
Career statistics
Test debut England v New Zealand at The Oval, Jul 29-31, 1931 scorecard
Last Test England v West Indies at Lord's, Jun 24-27, 1939 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class span 1930-1939
Profile

Wisden obituary
Hedley Verity, Captain, The Green Howards, died of wounds a prisoner of war in Italy on July 31, 1943, some two months after his thirty-eighth birthday. He had been reported wounded and missing, and the news of his death came on September 1, exactly four years after he had played his last match for Yorkshire and, at Hove, taken seven Sussex wickets for nine runs in one innings, which finished county cricket before the war.

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Sep 2, 1941

Norman Yardley and Hedley Verity in a charity game Ireland in September 1941. It was Verity's last match and he took 8 for 55

Norman Yardley and Hedley Verity in Ireland in 1941

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1940

Hedley Verity tosses the ball, 1940

Hedley Verity tosses the ball

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Mar 1939

The MCC team which toured South Africa unbeaten in 1938-39: Back row - Bill  Edrich, Doug Wright, Eddie Paynter, WH Ferguson (scorer); middle row - 	Len  Wilkinson, Hedley Verity, Hugh Bartlett, Tom Goddard, Reggie Perks, Len Hutton, Paul Gibb; front - CR Ridgway (SA manager), Ken Farnes, NormanYardley, Wally Hammond (captain), Les Ames, Bryan Valentine, AJ Holmes (manager)

The MCC team which toured South Africa unbeaten in 1938-39

© Wisden Cricket Monthly

Notes

Wisden Cricketer of the Year 1932

Country Fixtures Country Results
3rd Investec Test: England v India at Southampton - Jul 27-31
England won by 266 runs
Group B: Durham v Warwickshire at Gosforth - Jul 31
Durham won by 5 wickets (with 23 balls remaining)
Group A: Gloucs v Hampshire at Bristol - Jul 31
Gloucs won by 35 runs
Group B: Middlesex v Surrey at Lord's - Jul 31
Middlesex won by 6 wickets (with 31 balls remaining)
Northants v NZ A at Northampton - Jul 31
NZ A won by 70 runs (D/L method)
Group B: Somerset v Kent at Taunton - Jul 31
Kent won by 2 runs (D/L method)
Yorkshire v Sri Lanka A at Leeds - Jul 31
Sri Lanka A won by 26 runs
Group A: Essex v Leics at Chelmsford - Jul 31
Leics 142 Essex 90/9 (25.5/50 ov)
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