Arthur Shrewsbury      

Full name Arthur Shrewsbury

Born April 11, 1856, New Lenton, Nottinghamshire

Died May 19, 1903, Gedling, Nottinghamshire (aged 47 years 38 days)

Major teams England, Nottinghamshire

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm bowler

Relation Brother - W Shrewsbury, Nephew - A Shrewsbury jnr

Arthur Shrewsbury
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 6s Ct St
Tests 23 40 4 1277 164 35.47 3 4 0 29 0
First-class 498 813 90 26505 267 36.65 59 114 377 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 23 1 12 2 0 - - - 1.00 - 0 0 0
First-class 498 16 2 0 - - - 0.75 - 0 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut Australia v England at Melbourne, Dec 31, 1881 - Jan 4, 1882 scorecard
Last Test England v Australia at Manchester, Aug 24-26, 1893 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class span 1875-1902
Profile

For almost a decade starting in the late 1880s Arthur Shrewsbury was arguably the finest batsman in the world. WG Grace, his main rival for that accolade, was once asked who he'd most like to have in his side, and said simply: "Give me Arthur." With a game built around an impregnable defence based on his pads, Shrewsbury was a magnificent runmaker especially on bad or so-called sticky wickets, scoring many of his greatest hundreds on pitches his partners found impossible to master. The best-known of these knocks came against Australia at Lord's in 1886, when he scored a masterly 164 against the might of Fred Spofforth, on a pitch deemed "impossible" by his peers. Seven years later he repeated the feat, with a well-made 106 - again at Lord's against Australia - in equally trying conditions, on a sticky wicket against Charles "The Terror" Turner. Even in 1902, his final season, by which time he was 47, Shrewsbury managed to top the first-class averages (1250 runs at 50), as he had done half-a-dozen times in his heyday. Sadly, though, he shot himself the following year after a bout of depression. A quiet, humble man, his passing was mourned all over the cricket-playing world - but especially in Nottinghamshire, the county which he served grandly for nearly three decades.

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Wisden Cricketer of the Year 1890

Country Fixtures Country Results
3rd Investec Test: England v India at Southampton - Jul 27-31
England won by 266 runs
Group B: Durham v Warwickshire at Gosforth - Jul 31
Warwickshire 264 Durham 119/2 (21.2/50 ov)
Group A: Gloucs v Hampshire at Bristol - Jul 31
Gloucs 233 Hampshire 108/2 (22.3/50 ov)
Group B: Middlesex v Surrey at Lord's - Jul 31
Surrey 286/6 Middlesex 100/3 (19.2/50 ov)
Northants v NZ A at Northampton - Jul 31
NZ A 424/7 Northants 85/0 (17/50 ov)
Group B: Somerset v Kent at Taunton - Jul 31
Kent 383/7 Somerset 77/1 (13.5/48 ov, target 374)
Group A: Worcs v Derbyshire at Worcester - Jul 31
Worcs 261 Derbyshire 37/0 (7.4/50 ov)
Yorkshire v Sri Lanka A at Leeds - Jul 31
Sri Lanka A 275/9 Yorkshire 134/2 (22/50 ov)
Group A: Essex v Leics at Chelmsford - Jul 31
Leics 112/5 (28.4/50 ov)
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