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Mandy Mitchell-Innes      

Full name Norman Stewart Mitchell-Innes

Born September 7, 1914, Calcutta (now Kolkata), Bengal, India

Died December 28, 2006 (aged 92 years 112 days)

Major teams England, Scotland, Oxford University, Somerset

Batting style Right-hand bat

Education Sedbergh; Oxford University

Norman Stewart Mitchell-Innes
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 6s Ct St
Tests Insights on test 1 1 0 5 5 5.00 0 0 0 0 0
First-class 132 239 18 6944 207 31.42 13 32 151 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests Insights on test 1 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 132 4897 2846 82 4/65 34.70 3.48 59.7 0 0
Career statistics
Only Test England v South Africa at Nottingham, Jun 15-18, 1935 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class span 1931 - 1949

'Mandy' Mitchell-Innes was a stylish batsman and useful medium-pacer who was a precocious schoolboy at Sedburgh, making his debut for Somerset while still at school. He then spent for years in the XI at Oxford, captaining them in 1937, and in 1935 he was called up by England for the first Test against South Africa. He made 5 and then had to drop out of the next Test, at Lord's, after a severe bout of hay fever (an affliction which dogged him throughout his career). He never played for England again. After leaving Oxford his appearances for Somerset were limited by his work overseas in the Sudan Civil Service, but he played when on leave before and after the war. In 1948 he captained Somerset in a somewhat unusual joint arrangement, but his work commitments meant he played only five times. Mitchell-Innes also played for Scotland (scoring 87 against the 1937 New Zealanders) and won a Blue at golf. On the death of the former Surrey and England bowler Alf Gover in October 2001, Mitchell-Innes became England's oldest living Test cricketer. He died on December 28, 2006.
Martin Williamson, December 2006

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Mar 15, 2005

Mandy Mitchell-Innes

Mandy Mitchell-Innes

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Jun 1935

Mandy Mitchell-Innes hits to the leg side, Surrey v Oxford University, The Oval, June 29-July 2, 1935

Mandy Mitchell-Innes hits to the leg side

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Mandy Mitchell-Innes

Mandy Mitchell-Innes

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