Percy Chapman      

Full name Arthur Percy Frank Chapman

Born September 3, 1900, The Mount, Reading, Berkshire

Died September 16, 1961, Alton, Hampshire (aged 61 years 13 days)

Major teams England, Cambridge University, Kent

Batting style Left-hand bat

Education Uppingham; Cambridge University

Arthur Percy Frank Chapman
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 6s Ct St
Tests 26 36 4 925 121 28.90 1 5 12 32 0
First-class 394 554 44 16309 260 31.97 27 75 356 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 26 2 40 20 0 - - - 3.00 - 0 0 0
First-class 394 1576 921 22 5/40 41.86 3.50 71.6 1 0
Career statistics
Test debut England v South Africa at Birmingham, Jun 14-17, 1924 scorecard
Last Test South Africa v England at Durban, Feb 21-25, 1931 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class span 1920 - 1939
Profile

Arthur Percy Frank Chapman, the former Kent and England captain and, at the height of his fame, one of the most popular cricketers in the world, died in hospital at Alton, Hampshire, on September 16 at the age of 61. He had been in ill-health for some years. An adventurous batsman, superlative fielder and brilliant captain, he was the embodiment of the debonair amateur who became the idol of cricket crowds, nonchalantly aggressive on the field and warmly convivial off it.

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Oct 16, 1930

England captain Percy Chapman receives a sprig of

England captain Percy Chapman receives a sprig of "lucky" heather from his mother before leaving for the tour of South Africa

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Jul 25, 1930

Bill Woodfull and Percy Chapman at the toss, England v Australia, 4th Test, Old Trafford, 1st day, July 25, 1930

Bill Woodfull and Percy Chapman at the toss

© PA Photos

Jul 1930

Bill Ponsford chips a ball over Percy Chapman, England v Australia, Old Trafford, 1930

Bill Ponsford chips a ball over Percy Chapman

© Wisden Cricket Monthly

Notes

Wisden Cricketer of the Year 1919

Country Fixtures Country Results
Derbyshire v Leics at Derby - May 25-28
Leics 619 Derbyshire 532/8 (141 ov)
Essex v Surrey at Chelmsford - May 26-29
Surrey 369 Essex 215/3 (80 ov)
Glamorgan v Durham at Swansea - May 26-29
Durham 342 Glamorgan 225/6 (59 ov)
Kent v Sussex at Tunbridge Wells - May 26-29
Kent 369 & 116/0 (35 ov) Sussex 164
Northants v Worcs at Northampton - May 26-29
Northants 238 & 53/2 (18 ov) Worcs 434
Notts v Gloucs at Nottingham - May 26-29
Notts 430/9d Gloucs 149 & 37/1 (10.3 ov) (f/o)
Somerset v Hampshire at Taunton - May 26-29
Hampshire 162 & 293 Somerset 197 & 39/0 (10 ov, target 259)
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