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Chris Walton      

Full name Arthur Christopher Walton

Born September 26, 1933, Georgetown, Demerara, British Guiana

Died February 2, 2006, Mollymook, New South Wales, Australia (aged 72 years 129 days)

Major teams Combined Services, DR Jardine's XI, Free Foresters, Gentlemen, Marylebone Cricket Club, Middlesex, Oxford University

Batting style Right-hand bat

Arthur Christopher Walton
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 Ct St
First-class 85 155 2 3797 152 24.81 3 21 47 0
Bowling averages
Mat Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
First-class 85 9 8 0 - - - 5.33 - 0 0 0
Career statistics
First-class span 1953 - 1959
Profile

Chris Walton was a right-hand top-order batsman whose first-class career really started after National Service when he played for three years in the Oxford University side, winning Blues in 1955,56 and 57, captaining them in his final year. He scored 57 in his first Varsity match innings, but failed to reach double figures in any of the other five. His best season came in 1956 when he made 1200 runs at 38.70, including his only three hundreds, although he came within 44 runs of reaching 1000 runs in 1957. After leaving Oxford he played regularly for Middlesex for two years but never recaptured the form he had shown in 1956, and faded from the scene.
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May 24, 1958

Arthur Walton

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Country Fixtures Country Results
Durham v Hampshire at Chester-le-Street - Sep 1-3
Hampshire won by 7 wickets
Essex v Northants at Chelmsford - Sep 1-4
Essex 360 & 55/1 (24.1 ov) Northants 275
Kent v Lancashire at Canterbury - Sep 1-4
Kent 570/8d Lancashire 259 & 47/2 (15.4 ov) (f/o)
Leics v Gloucs at Leicester - Sep 1-4
Leics 415 Gloucs 249/8 (86.4 ov)
Surrey v Derbyshire at The Oval - Sep 1-4
Derbyshire 313 Surrey 560 (158.3 ov)
Warwickshire v Middlesex at Birmingham - Sep 1-4
Middlesex 207 Warwickshire 224/8 (82 ov)
Worcs v Sussex at Worcester - Sep 1-4
Worcs 210 & 59/3 (26 ov) Sussex 510/5d
Yorkshire v Somerset at Leeds - Sep 1-3
Yorkshire won by an innings and 126 runs
1st ODI: England v Australia at Southampton - Sep 3
Australia won by 59 runs
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