Podge Brodhurst      

Full name Arthur Hugh Brodhurst

Born July 21, 1916, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Died June 24, 2006, Winchester (aged 89 years 338 days)

Major teams Cambridge University, Gloucestershire

Nickname Podge

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm offbreak

Education Malvern; Cambridge University

Relation Father-in-law - HS Altham, Brother-in-law - RJL Altham

Arthur Hugh Brodhurst
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 Ct St
First-class 20 33 2 658 111 21.22 2 8 0
Bowling averages
Mat Balls Runs Wkts BBI Ave Econ SR 5w 10
First-class 20 614 321 6 4/83 53.50 3.13 102.3 0 0
Career statistics
First-class span 1937-1946
Profile

Podge Brodhurst secured a cricket Blue in 1939 after staying on an extra year at Cambridge to do so, with the high spot of his final year being 106 not out against a decent Yorkshire attack, which he followed with 111 against Leicestershire. In the Varsity match he made 34 and 45 in a losing cause. He went on to play five times for Gloucestershire later that summer. He narrowly missed a football Blue, playing in every match before being dropped for the game itself. In 1938-39 he took part in a combined Oxford and Cambridge cricket/football tour of the Caribbean, and in one match he dropped George Headley. "Hey man," a spectator yelled, "you've just dropped the world." In the war he served with the Royal Artillery, and at the siege of Tobruk he was seen carrying around a cricket bag and asking if anyone fancied a net. After the war he taught at Winchester and acted as the school's cricket master in three separate spells.
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Podge Brodhurst

Podge Brodhurst

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