Neal Abberley      

Full name Robert Neal Abberley

Born April 22, 1944, Stechford, Birmingham, Warwickshire

Died August 8, 2011 (aged 67 years 108 days)

Major teams Warwickshire

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm medium

Robert Neal Abberley
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 Ct St
First-class 261 439 27 10082 117* 24.47 3 60 171 0
List A 133 121 10 2350 113* 21.17 1 10 33 0
Bowling averages
Mat Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
First-class 261 474 294 5 2/19 58.80 3.72 94.8 0 0
List A 133 490 383 11 2/26 2/26 34.81 4.68 44.5 0 0 0
Career statistics
First-class span 1964-1979
List A span 1966-1979
Profile

Neal Abberley, who was a left-handed top-order batsman, was on the books at Warwickshire for more than a decade and a half but throughout his career was never quite able to nail down a permanent spot in the side. His best period was in the late 1960s and early 1970s when he passed 1000 runs in a season three times, and in 1966-67 toured Pakistan with the MCC Under-25 side, a trip which was ended prematurely when he broke a finger. He was equally unable to command a regular place in the county's formidable one-day team, although he appeared in two winnings Gillette Cup finals in 1966 and 1968 in what were only his fourth and seventh List A matches - and in neither year had he played in the semi-finals. After he retired at the end of 1979 he remained on the coaching staff at Edgbaston for two decades, and continued his association as a consultant up to his death from cancer in 2011.
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Country Fixtures Country Results
Hampshire v Kent at Southampton - Sep 15-18
Kent 507 Hampshire 351 & 110/1 (f/o)
Notts v Sussex at Nottingham - Sep 15-18
Sussex 391 & 318/4 Notts 413
Somerset v Middlesex at Taunton - Sep 15-18
Somerset 523/9d Middlesex 223 & 194/2 (f/o)
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Essex v Worcs at Chelmsford
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Glamorgan v Hampshire at Cardiff
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Kent v Gloucs at Canterbury
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Lancashire v Middlesex at Manchester
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Northants v Sussex at Northampton
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Warwickshire v Durham at Birmingham
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Yorkshire v Somerset at Leeds
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