Sir Arthur Sims      

Full name Arthur Sims

Born July 27, 1877, Spridlington, Lincolnshire, England

Died April 27, 1969, East Hoathly, Sussex, England (aged 91 years 274 days)

Major teams Australia, New Zealand, Canterbury

Batting style Right-hand bat

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 Ct St
First-class 53 93 10 2182 184* 26.28 2 8 51 0
Bowling averages
Mat Balls Runs Wkts BBI Ave Econ SR 5w 10
First-class 53 730 409 19 5/36 21.52 3.36 38.4 1 0
Career statistics
First-class span 1896/97 - 1913/14

Although he was born in Lincolnshire and died in Sussex, Arthur Sims played all his cricket in Australasia. He moved to New Zealand when he was three, and between 1896-97 and 1910-11 appeared regularly for Canterbury, before returning to England to establish a meat-packing business. He returned to New Zealand in 1913-14 to captain a tour by an Australian XI. While in England he frequently played for WG Grace's teams, and scored 127 not out on his final outing. For many years New Zealand representative at the Imperial Cricket Conference, he became a noted philanthropist and financier, establishing several scholarships and foundations. He was knighted for his services to commerce.
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Mar 16, 1914

Arthur Sims' Australian XI 1913-14 touring team to New Zealand. Back row (from left): Les Cody, Frank Laver, L Black, Charles Dolling, Arthur Mailey, William MacGregor, Bill Ferguson (scorer), Victor Trumper, Colin McKenzie. Middle row: Mrs Noble, Monty Noble, Arthur Sims (captain), Warwick Armstrong, Mrs Armstrong. Front row: Jack Crawford, Gar Waddy, Vernon Ransford, Herbie Collins.

Arthur Sims' Australian XI 1913-14 touring team to New Zealand

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