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Percy Chapman      

Full name Arthur Percy Frank Chapman

Born September 3, 1900, The Mount, Reading, Berkshire

Died September 16, 1961, Alton, Hampshire (aged 61 years 13 days)

Major teams England, Cambridge University, Kent

Batting style Left-hand bat

Education Uppingham; Cambridge University

Arthur Percy Frank Chapman
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 6s Ct St
Tests 26 36 4 925 121 28.90 1 5 12 32 0
First-class 394 554 44 16309 260 31.97 27 75 356 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 26 2 40 20 0 - - - 3.00 - 0 0 0
First-class 394 1576 921 22 5/40 41.86 3.50 71.6 1 0
Career statistics
Test debut England v South Africa at Birmingham, Jun 14-17, 1924 scorecard
Last Test South Africa v England at Durban, Feb 21-25, 1931 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class span 1920-1939
Profile

Arthur Percy Frank Chapman, the former Kent and England captain and, at the height of his fame, one of the most popular cricketers in the world, died in hospital at Alton, Hampshire, on September 16 at the age of 61. He had been in ill-health for some years. An adventurous batsman, superlative fielder and brilliant captain, he was the embodiment of the debonair amateur who became the idol of cricket crowds, nonchalantly aggressive on the field and warmly convivial off it.

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Jul 25, 1930

Bill Woodfull and Percy Chapman at the toss, England v Australia, 4th Test, Old Trafford, 1st day, July 25, 1930

Bill Woodfull and Percy Chapman at the toss

© PA Photos

Jul 1930

Bill Ponsford chips a ball over Percy Chapman, England v Australia, Old Trafford, 1930

Bill Ponsford chips a ball over Percy Chapman

© Wisden Cricket Monthly

Jun 13, 1930

Jack Hobbs and Percy Chapman walk out to bat, England v Australia, 1st Test, Trent Bridge, 1st day, June 13, 1930

Jack Hobbs and Percy Chapman walk out to bat

© Getty Images

Notes

Wisden Cricketer of the Year 1919

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