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Full name Walter Sugg
Born May 21, 1860, Ilkeston, Derbyshire
Died May 21, 1933, Dore, Yorkshire (aged 73 years 0 days)
Major teams Derbyshire, Yorkshire
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm medium
Relation Brother - FH Sugg
Walter Sugg, who died in May, was a good free-hitting batsman and a magnificent field at cover-point. Although not built on such generous lines as his more famous brother, Frank, and while not so successful, he had a good eye and flexible wrists, and generally looked to be the better batsman. From 1884 until 1902 he played for Derbyshire every season with the exception of that of 1885. Contemporary with Chatterton, Davidson, Bagshaw, Joseph Hulme, Storer and S. H. Evershed, he played one of his best innings for Derbyshire against the South Africans at Derby in 1894. Derbyshire were put in to bat after H. H. Castens, the South African captain, won the toss, but they scored 325. Walter Sugg hitting up 121 before he was run out. Altogether in first-class matches he scored 3,471 runs with an average of 18.36. His benefit match, the Yorkshire fixture at Chesterfield in 1898 is still talked about. On that occasion Brown and Tunnicliffe eclipsed all previous records in important cricket with a first-wicket partnership of 554, that stood as a record until two other Yorkshire batsmen-- Sutcliffe and Holmes--beat it with a stand of 555 against Essex at Leyton in 1932. Prior to assisting Derbyshire Sugg, in 1881, appeared in one match for Yorkshire. He was born at Ilkeston on May 21, 1860.
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