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Arthur Gilligan      

Full name Arthur Edward Robert Gilligan

Born December 23, 1894, Denmark Hill, London

Died September 5, 1976, Mare Hill, Pulborough, Sussex (aged 81 years 257 days)

Major teams England, Cambridge University, Surrey, Sussex

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm fast-medium

Relation Brother - AHH Gilligan

Arthur Edward Robert Gilligan
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 6s Ct St
Tests 11 16 3 209 39* 16.07 0 0 1 3 0
First-class 337 510 55 9140 144 20.08 12 26 181 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 11 20 2404 1046 36 6/7 11/90 29.05 2.61 66.7 0 2 1
First-class 337 42650 20141 868 8/25 23.20 2.83 49.1 42 4
Career statistics
Test debut South Africa v England at Johannesburg, Dec 23-28, 1922 scorecard
Last Test Australia v England at Sydney, Feb 27-Mar 4, 1925 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class span 1919-1932
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Wisden obituary
Arthur Edward Robert Gilligan who died at his home at Pulborough, aged 81, was one of the most popular and inspiring captains that England or Sussex ever had. Those whose memories go back that far will always feel that his tour of Australia in 1924-25, although England won only one Test, was the moment when we first had cause to hope that the dark days were ending, that soon we would be once more competing with Australia on level terms. In two or three seasons by his insistence on fielding and on attacking cricket and by his own superb example he raised Sussex from being nothing in particular to one of the biggest draws in England.

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1976

Leo O'Connor of Queensland and Arthur Gilligan, MCC's captain, toss at the Brisbane Exhibition Ground in November 1924. Hendren made a grand 168 for MCC in a drawn match

Leo O'Connor of Queensland and Arthur Gilligan, MCC's captain, toss at the Brisbane Exhibition Ground in November 1924. Hendren made a grand 168 for MCC in a drawn match

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Aug 1951

The BBC commentary team in 1951: Back - Steve de Villiers, Arthur Gilligan, Rex Alston, Charles Fortune, John Arlott.  Front: Roy Webber, Arthur Wrigley, The Oval, August 1951

The BBC commentary team in 1951

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1933

Arthur Gilligan

Arthur Gilligan

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Notes

Wisden Cricketer of the Year 1924

Country Fixtures Country Results
Hampshire v Kent at Southampton - Sep 15-18
Kent 332/4
Leics v Essex at Leicester - Sep 15-18
Leics 138 Essex 162/3
Notts v Sussex at Nottingham - Sep 15-18
Sussex 391/9
Somerset v Middlesex at Taunton - Sep 15-18
Somerset 278/5
Surrey v Derbyshire at The Oval - Sep 15-18
Surrey 181 Derbyshire 178/7
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