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Tom Whittington      

Full name Thomas Aubrey Leyson Whittington

Born July 29, 1881, Neath, Glamorgan, Wales

Died July 19, 1944, St Pancras, London (aged 62 years 356 days)

Major teams Glamorgan, Wales

Batting style Right-hand bat

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 Ct St
First-class 70 124 8 2302 154 19.84 2 10 23 0
Bowling averages
Mat Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
First-class 70 5 12 0 - - - 14.40 - 0 0 0
Career statistics
First-class span 1910 - 1923
Profile

Thanks to Tom Whittington`s efforts off the field, Glamorgan secured first-class status in 1921. The Neath-born batsman was a most influential figure in Glamorgan`s affairs either side of the Great War, and he served as the club`s Secretary from 1909. He used his many contacts in South Wales to drum up financial support for the Welsh county, and using his influence within the M.C.C. hierarchy, he got their agreement to elevate Glamorgan to first-class status if they could secure home and away fixtures with eight other Championship teams. By the middle of 1920 he secured sufficient fixtures to allow Glamorgan`s entry into the Championship.

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Country Fixtures Country Results
Derbyshire v Kent at Derby - May 22-25
Derbyshire 492 Kent 296/7 (100 ov)
Glamorgan v Essex at Cardiff - May 22-25
Glamorgan 260 & 184/2 (54.2 ov) Essex 313
Gloucs v Northants at Bristol - May 22-25
Northants 176 & 10/1 (2.3 ov) Gloucs 418
Hampshire v Notts at Southampton - May 22-25
Hampshire 270 & 80/3 (31.1 ov) Notts 189
Lancashire v Surrey at Manchester - May 22-24
Lancashire won by an innings and 96 runs
Leics v Worcs at Leicester - May 22-24
Worcs won by 7 wickets
Middlesex v Somerset at Lord's - May 22-25
Somerset 376 Middlesex 309/6 (106.2 ov)
Warwickshire v Durham at Birmingham - May 22-25
Warwickshire 313 & 114 Durham 190 & 60/0 (26.1 ov, target 238)
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