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Geoff Arnold      

Full name Geoffrey Graham Arnold

Born September 3, 1944, Earlsfield, Surrey

Current age 69 years 360 days

Major teams England, Orange Free State, Surrey, Sussex

Also known as Horse

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm fast-medium

Other Coach

Height 6 ft 1 in

Education Elliott Comprehensive, Putney Heath

Geoffrey Graham Arnold
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 34 46 11 421 59 12.02 0 1 50 2 9 0
ODIs 14 6 3 48 18* 16.00 75 64.00 0 0 4 0 2 0
First-class 365 379 90 3952 73 13.67 0 7 122 0
List A 248 129 48 687 24* 8.48 0 0 53 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 34 61 7650 3254 115 6/45 9/91 28.29 2.55 66.5 3 6 0
ODIs 14 13 714 339 19 4/27 4/27 17.84 2.84 37.5 1 0 0
First-class 365 61028 24761 1130 8/41 21.91 2.43 54.0 46 3
List A 248 12460 6458 332 5/9 5/9 19.45 3.10 37.5 11 4 0
Career statistics
Test debut England v Pakistan at Nottingham, Aug 10-15, 1967 scorecard
Last Test England v Australia at Birmingham, Jul 10-14, 1975 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut England v Australia at Manchester, Aug 24, 1972 scorecard
Last ODI England v Australia at Leeds, Jun 18, 1975 scorecard
ODI statistics
First-class span 1963-1982
List A span 1963-1989
Profile

Universally known as "Horse" because his initials were GG (Surrey's postwar teams seldom looked further than the obvious for a nickname), Geoff Arnold was a master in suitable conditions for seam bowling. A strongly built six-footer, his outswing moved late, often bounced high, and he could cut the ball in either direction off the seam. He had a sharp wit on and off the field; but this lugubrious mien was philosophical about his worst misfortunes, as when, in the Old Trafford Test against Australia in 1972, he had Keith Stackpole (twice) and Bruce Francis dropped in the slips off three successive balls. After retiring he has served a number of counties - and, occasionally, England - as a bowling coach.
John Thicknesse

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Apr 12, 2006

Geoff Arnold portrait, April 12, 2006

Geoff Arnold portrait

© Getty Images

Jun 24, 1974

Brijesh Patel is caught by Alan Knott off Geoff Arnold for 1, England v India, 2nd Test, Lord's, June 24, 1974

Brijesh Patel is caught by Alan Knott off Geoff Arnold for 1

© PA Photos

Jun 24, 1974

Geoff Arnold and Chris Old celebrate India's rout, England v India, 2nd Test, Lord's, June 24, 1974

Geoff Arnold and Chris Old celebrate India's rout

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Geoff Arnold cricket photos
Notes

Wisden Cricketer of the Year 1972

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