Full name Abraham Waddington
Born February 4, 1893, Clayton, Thornton, Yorkshire
Died October 28, 1959, Throxenby, Scarborough, Yorkshire (aged 66 years 266 days)
Major teams England, Yorkshire
Also known as Abram Waddington
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Left-arm fast-medium
|Test debut||Australia v England at Sydney, Dec 17-22, 1920 scorecard|
|Last Test||Australia v England at Melbourne, Feb 11-16, 1921 scorecard|
|First-class span||1919 - 1927|
The Great War robbed Abe Waddington of his early years, but he took 100 wickets in his first season (1919) at the age of 26, a feat he repeated in five of the following eight summers. His bowling - he was a left-arm seamer who could swing and seam the ball - was instrumental in Yorkshire's five Championship titles in that time. He toured Australia under Johnny Douglas in 1920-21, achieving little in his two Tests but topping the first-class averages. He was a sound close fielder and a capable tailender - his only first-class hundred (114 against Worcestershire) came in his final season. Away from cricket, Waddington was a good allround sportsman, and he played in goal for Bradford City and Halifax Town.
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