Norman Yardley      

Full name Norman Walter Dransfield Yardley

Born March 19, 1915, Gawber, Barnsley, Yorkshire

Died October 3, 1989, Lodge Moor, Sheffield, Yorkshire (aged 74 years 198 days)

Major teams England, Cambridge University, Yorkshire

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm medium

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Norman Walter Dransfield Yardley
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 6s Ct St
Tests 20 34 2 812 99 25.37 0 4 0 14 0
First-class 446 658 75 18173 183* 31.17 27 83 328 1
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 20 20 1662 707 21 3/67 5/117 33.66 2.55 79.1 0 0 0
First-class 446 21080 8506 279 6/29 30.48 2.42 75.5 5 0
Career statistics
Test debut South Africa v England at Johannesburg, Dec 24-28, 1938 scorecard
Last Test England v West Indies at Nottingham, Jul 20-25, 1950 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class span 1935-1955
Profile

England's captain in succession to Wally Hammond, Norman Yardley, who died on Oct 4 after suffering a stroke, was the kindliest of men, gentle of demeanour, and one of the sadder casualties of Yorkshire's second ` Boycott revolt' in the mid-1980s, when he resigned as president in the wake of the no-confidence vote.

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1951

Fred Trueman and Bob Appleyard receive their county caps from Norman Yardley, Leeds, 1951

Fred Trueman and Bob Appleyard receive their county caps from Norman Yardley

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Jun 24, 1948

The England XI for the second Test against Australia, Lord's, June 1948

The England XI for the second Test against Australia in 1948

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1948

Norman Yardley batting

Norman Yardley batting

© The Cricketer International

Notes

Wisden Cricketer of the Year 1948

Country Fixtures Country Results
Derbyshire v Leics at Derby - Sep 23-26
Derbyshire 28/0
Essex v Worcs at Chelmsford - Sep 23-26
Worcs 17/2
Glamorgan v Hampshire at Cardiff - Sep 23-26
Hampshire 17/0
Kent v Gloucs at Canterbury - Sep 23-26
Gloucs 24/2
Lancashire v Middlesex at Manchester - Sep 23-26
Middlesex 24/1
Northants v Sussex at Northampton - Sep 23-26
Sussex 27/2
Warwickshire v Durham at Birmingham - Sep 23-26
Durham 22/3
Yorkshire v Somerset at Leeds - Sep 23-26
Yorkshire 32/2
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