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Arthur Booth      

Full name Arthur Booth

Born November 3, 1902, Featherstone, Yorkshire

Died August 17, 1974, Rochdale, Lancashire (aged 71 years 287 days)

Major teams Yorkshire

Also known as Grandad

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Slow left-arm orthodox

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 Ct St
First-class 38 40 16 137 29 5.70 0 0 12 0
Bowling averages
Mat Balls Runs Wkts BBI Ave Econ SR 5w 10
First-class 38 7242 1931 131 6/21 14.74 1.59 55.2 7 1
Career statistics
First-class span 1931 - 1947
Profile

Arthur Booth, born Featherstone, November 3, 1902, died in hospital at Roch- dale, August 17, 1974. He had lived for many years at Littleborough on the Yorkshire-Lancashire border beyond Halifax and had shared a cricket interest between the two counties as a professional in the leagues and later as a coach at the Yorkshire nets and a committee man with Lancashire. A left-arm slow bowler of considerable ability, he vied with Hedley Verity and Horace Fisher for a place in the Yorkshire side when the great Wilfred Rhodes finished in 1930. He missed out and not until 1946, at 43, when first-class cricket started again after the war, did he realise his life-time ambition to be Yorkshire's unchallenged No. 1 spinner.

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