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Tich Cornford      

Full name Walter Latter Cornford

Born December 25, 1900, Hurst Green, Sussex

Died February 6, 1964, Elm Grove, Brighton, Sussex (aged 63 years 43 days)

Major teams England, Sussex

Batting style Right-hand bat

Fielding position Wicketkeeper

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 6s Ct St
Tests 4 4 0 36 18 9.00 0 0 1 5 3
First-class 496 649 211 6554 82 14.96 0 16 676 342
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 4 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 496 107 65 0 - - - 3.64 - 0 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut New Zealand v England at Christchurch, Jan 10-13, 1930 scorecard
Last Test New Zealand v England at Auckland, Feb 21-24, 1930 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class span 1921 - 1947
Profile

Walter Latter "Tich" Cornford, who died in a Brighton hospital on February 6, aged 63, was one of the smallest wicketkeepers to play in first-class cricket, for he stood not much more than five feet. Born on Christmas Day, 1900, he was a regular professional for Sussex from 1921 till 1939 and was recalled in an emergency to play against Essex at Brentwood in 1947 when coach at Brighton College. In all, he helped to dismiss 953 batsmen for his county--639 caught and 314 stumped--and he scored 6,327 runs, average 14.61. His highest innings was 82 against Yorkshire at Eastbourne in 1928, when, sharing in partnerships of 83 with James Langridge and 111 with K. S. Duleepsinhji, he enabled Sussex to save the game after following on 298 behind.

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