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Full name Anthony John Anstruther Wilkinson
Born May 28, 1835, Mount Oswald, Co Durham
Died December 11, 1905, Anerley, Kent (aged 70 years 197 days)
Major teams Middlesex, Yorkshire
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm slow (roundarm)
Education Shrewsbury; Cambridge University
Relation Son - CTA Wilkinson
Anthony John Anstruther Wilkinson was educated at Shrewsbury and Cambridge, but never played in the University XI., although he afterwards assisted both Middlesex and Yorkshire. He possessed splendid defence, and, without making any very large scores, often rendered his side great service by wearing down the bowling. In the match between Cambridge University and the Gentlemen of England, at Cambridge, in 1871, though he only scrod 19, he stayed in with Mr. W. G. Grace whilst 103 runs were made for the Gentlemen"s first wicket. In 1867 he scored 75 not out for M. C. C. and Ground v. Surrey, at the Oval, while in a representative match his highest innings was 62 for Gentlemen of the South v. Gentlemen of the North, at Nottingham, in 1862. Among other good scores he made may be mentioned 94 for Gentlemen of Yorkshire v. M. C. C. at Lord"s, 84 not out for Gentlemen of Middlesex v. Gentlemen of England at Islington, and 59 for Middlesex v. Lancashire at Manchester, all in 1865 ; and 53 for Yorkshire v. Surrey at the Oval, in 1867. In 1865 he assisted the Gentlemen against the Players at the Oval. As a very slow round-armed bowler he often proved successful.
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