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Alan Wharton      

Full name Alan Wharton

Born April 30, 1923, Heywood, Lancashire

Died August 26, 1993, Colne, Lancashire (aged 70 years 118 days)

Major teams England, Lancashire, Leicestershire

Batting style Left-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm medium

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 1 2 0 20 13 10.00 0 0 0 0 0
First-class 482 745 69 21796 199 32.24 31 110 288 0
List A 1 1 0 0 0 0.00 0 0 0 0 1 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 1 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 482 16844 7488 237 7/33 31.59 2.66 71.0 2 0
List A 1 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Career statistics
Only Test England v New Zealand at Leeds, Jun 11-14, 1949 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class span 1946-1963
List A span 1963-1963
Profile

Wisden obituary
Alan Wharton, who died on August 26,1993, aged 70, was an attacking left-handed batsman who spent 15 years with Lancashire, three with Leicestershire and played a solitary Test for England. After hitting three centuries, plus 73 not out in the Roses match, he was picked against New Zealand at Headingley in 1949. He made seven and 13, missed the next Test through injury and was never picked again. But he remained a successful Lancashire player until 1960, when he moved to Leicestershire. He passed 1,000 runs 11 times and 2,000 in 1959. In 1956 he scored the first century for Lancashire against the Australians since Ernest Tyldesley in 1934. His darkest hour came during his benefit match in 1958 when Lancashire were bowled out by Surrey for 27. In 482 matches he scored 21,796 runs at 32.24. He was also a useful partnership-breaking medium-pace bowler. In 1965, after briefly playing for Cumberland, Wharton returned to teaching, in Colne. He was a long-serving JP and played rugby league for Salford.
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack

Country Fixtures Country Results
4th Youth ODI: England U19 v S Africa U19 at Leicester - Aug 20
England U19 won by 6 wickets (with 31 balls remaining)
Group B: Kent v Middlesex at Canterbury - Aug 20
Kent 191 Middlesex 161/3 (36.3/50 ov)
Group B: Notts v Warwickshire at Nottingham - Aug 20
Warwickshire 302/7 Notts 134/2 (22.2/50 ov)
Group B: Surrey v Somerset at The Oval - Aug 20
Surrey 284/9 Somerset 133/3 (20.4/50 ov)
Group B: Sussex v Glamorgan at Hove - Aug 20
Sussex 323/3 Glamorgan 163/1 (26.4/48 ov, target 329)
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