Tom Cartwright      

Full name Thomas William Cartwright

Born July 22, 1935, Alderman's Green, Coventry, Warwickshire

Died April 30, 2007 (aged 71 years 282 days)

Major teams England, Glamorgan, Somerset, Warwickshire

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm medium

Other Coach

Thomas William Cartwright
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 6s Ct St
Tests 5 7 2 26 9 5.20 0 0 0 2 0
First-class 479 737 94 13710 210 21.32 7 67 331 0
List A 144 105 18 1254 61 14.41 0 1 52 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 5 7 1611 544 15 6/94 6/94 36.26 2.02 107.4 0 1 0
First-class 479 84837 29357 1536 8/39 19.11 2.07 55.2 94 18
List A 144 7491 3481 172 4/7 4/7 20.23 2.78 43.5 4 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut England v Australia at Manchester, Jul 23-28, 1964 scorecard
Last Test England v South Africa at Nottingham, Aug 5-9, 1965 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class span 1952-1977
List A span 1963-1977
Profile

Tom Cartwright was such a clever medium-pacer - accurate, patient and fully armed with party tricks - that he would have prospered in any age, including that of covered pitches, which were brought in after his retirement from county cricket. However, although he finished high in the bowling averages year after year, he was restricted to a measly five England caps because it was felt that he would probably struggle to dismiss international batsmen on Test pitches (which were covered). Whether that opinion was justified nobody can tell. On the basis of Cartwright's England baptism, when he took 2 for 118 from 77 overs in Australia's 656 for 8 at Old Trafford in 1964, he was unlucky to be denied a longer run. Slightly under 6ft tall, thinly built and with a lovely fluid, wheeling action, Cartwright looked as though he could bowl forever. To a hemmed-in batsman, it must often have seemed that he was. Overall, mainly for Warwickshire but later for Somerset, his overs cost a fraction more than two runs each. He later had a distinguished coaching career, helping the young Ian Botham and earning the MBE for some sterling work in Wales.
John Thicknesse

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May 11, 2007

<I>Tom Cartwright – The Flame Still Burns</I> by Stephen Chalke

Tom Cartwright – The Flame Still Burns by Stephen Chalke

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Apr 10, 1969

Tom Cartwright

Tom Cartwright

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Jul 25, 1968

Tom Cartwright in action

Tom Cartwright in action

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