Arnie Sidebottom      

Full name Arnold Sidebottom

Born April 1, 1954, Shawlands, Barnsley, Yorkshire

Current age 60 years 175 days

Major teams England, Orange Free State, Yorkshire

Nickname Woolfer, Thanold

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm fast-medium

Other Coach

Height 6 ft 2 in

Education Barnsley Broadway Grammar School

Relation Son - RJ Sidebottom

Arnold Sidebottom
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 1 1 0 2 2 2.00 8 25.00 0 0 0 0 0 0
First-class 228 263 62 4508 124 22.42 1 63 0
List A 240 135 48 1304 52* 14.98 0 1 51 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 1 1 112 65 1 1/65 1/65 65.00 3.48 112.0 0 0 0
First-class 228 30657 14558 596 8/72 24.42 2.84 51.4 23 3
List A 240 11399 7038 264 5/27 5/27 26.65 3.70 43.1 9 2 0
Career statistics
Only Test England v Australia at Nottingham, Jul 11-16, 1985 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class span 1973-1991
List A span 1974-1991
Profile

Arnie Sidebottom was one of England's many one-cap wonders of the 1980s - his only Test was against the Australians at Nottingham in 1985 when he was 31 (and by his own admission "well past my sell-by date"). He took 1 for 65 before a foot injury caused him to limp out of the match - a fitting end given that he had something of a reputation for being injury prone. He might have played more for England but for his successful football career - he played for Manchester United, Huddersfield and Halifax - and his participation in the 1982 rebel tour to South Africa which led to a three-year ban.. Flame haired, a seamer of more pace than at first appeared to be the case, and a useful late-order batsman with a first-class hundred to his name, Sidebottom made his Yorkshire debut in 1973 but took some time to develop and was not capped until 1980. He continued playing for Yorkshire until 1991, and then moved onto their coaching staff until his 30-year association with them was ended in 2003 when he fell victim to a clearout by new management. His son, Ryan, made one appearance for England in 2001, and was destined to join his dad in the one Test club, until he was recalled in 2007, taking eight wickets on return to down West Indies.
Martin Williamson May 2007

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Mar 31, 2004

Arnie Sidebottom

Arnie Sidebottom

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Sep 13, 2001

Arnie and Ryan Sidebottom celebrating the CricInfo Championship success

Arnie and Ryan Sidebottom celebrating the CricInfo Championship success

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Tournament Results
Australia v New Zealand at Centurion - Oct 5, 2009
Australia won by 6 wickets (with 28 balls remaining)
New Zealand v Pakistan at Johannesburg - Oct 3, 2009
New Zealand won by 5 wickets (with 13 balls remaining)
Australia v England at Centurion - Oct 2, 2009
Australia won by 9 wickets (with 49 balls remaining)
India v West Indies at Johannesburg - Sep 30, 2009
India won by 7 wickets (with 107 balls remaining)
Australia v Pakistan at Centurion - Sep 30, 2009
Australia won by 2 wickets (with 0 balls remaining)
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