Buddy Oldfield      

Full name Norman Oldfield

Born May 5, 1911, Dukinfield, Cheshire

Died April 19, 1996, Cleveleys, Blackpool, Lancashire (aged 84 years 350 days)

Major teams England, Lancashire, Northamptonshire

Batting style Right-hand bat

Other Umpire, Coach

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 6s Ct St
Tests 1 2 0 99 80 49.50 0 1 0 0 0
First-class 332 521 51 17811 168 37.89 38 100 96 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 1 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 332 190 121 2 1/0 60.50 3.82 95.0 0 0
Career statistics
Only Test England v West Indies at The Oval, Aug 19-22, 1939 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class span 1935-1954
Umpiring statistics
Test debut England v South Africa at Manchester, Jul 21-26, 1960 scorecard
Last Test England v Pakistan at Lord's, Jun 21-23, 1962 scorecard
Test matches 2
Test statistics
Profile

Wisden obituary
Called up for his Test debut in August 1939, Norman Oldfield scored an attractive 80 against West Indies at The Oval, and 19 in the second innings. He never represented his country again. The Second World War started a few days later, and when it ended Oldfield, then 35, could not agree terms with his county, Lancashire, and went off to play league cricket. Eighty men have played one Test, and one only, for England. None scored as many runs as did Oldfield.

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