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Bob White      

Full name Robert Arthur White

Born October 6, 1936, Fulham, London

Current age 78 years 117 days

Major teams Middlesex, Nottinghamshire

Nickname Knocker

Batting style Left-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm offbreak

Other Umpire

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 Ct St
First-class 413 642 105 12452 116* 23.18 5 190 0
List A 169 119 38 1379 86* 17.02 0 2 44 0
Bowling averages
Mat Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
First-class 413 47700 21138 693 7/41 30.50 2.65 68.8 28 4
List A 169 5933 3736 136 4/15 4/15 27.47 3.77 43.6 3 0 0
Career statistics
First-class span 1958-1980
List A span 1963-1978
Profile

Bob White was a solid left-hand batsman who was equally at home opening or in the middle order, as well as a tidy offspinner. His career can be divided into two parts. He spent eight seasons at Middlesex, making his debut in 1958 but only nailing down a regular place in 1963 when he made 1355 runs at 33.57 - the only time he was to pass 1000 in a season. His form fell away and in 1966 he moved to Nottinghamshire where he emerged as a good allrounder. In all his time at Middlesex he bowled less than a dozen overs and did not take a wicket. At Nottinghamshire, he took 693. He was equally effective in first-class and one-day cricket. In 1983 he became a first-class umpire and he stood for 18 years.
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