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Full name Geoffrey Graham Arnold
Born September 3, 1944, Earlsfield, Surrey
Current age 70 years 149 days
Major teams England, Orange Free State, Surrey, Sussex
Also known as Horse
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm fast-medium
Height 6 ft 1 in
Education Elliott Comprehensive, Putney Heath
|Test debut||England v Pakistan at Nottingham, Aug 10-15, 1967 scorecard|
|Last Test||England v Australia at Birmingham, Jul 10-14, 1975 scorecard|
|ODI debut||England v Australia at Manchester, Aug 24, 1972 scorecard|
|Last ODI||England v Australia at Leeds, Jun 18, 1975 scorecard|
|List A span||1963-1989|
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.
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