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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

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
3rd Investec Test: England v India at Southampton - Jul 27-31
England 569/7d India 323/8
Group A: Northants v Worcs at Milton Keynes - Jul 29
Worcs won by 88 runs
Group A: Yorkshire v Gloucs at Leeds - Jul 29
Gloucs won by 3 wickets (with 28 balls remaining)
Group B: Kent v Durham at Canterbury - Jul 29
Kent won by 2 wickets (with 4 balls remaining)
Group B: Warwickshire v Sussex at Birmingham - Jul 29
Warwickshire won by 118 runs
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