Bill Ashdown      

Full name William Henry Ashdown

Born December 27, 1898, Bromley, Kent

Died September 15, 1979, Rugby, Warwickshire (aged 80 years 262 days)

Major teams Kent

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm medium-fast

Other Umpire

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 Ct St
First-class 487 812 77 22589 332 30.73 39 105 400 1
Bowling averages
Mat Balls Runs Wkts BBI Ave Econ SR 5w 10
First-class 487 44158 19551 602 6/23 32.47 2.65 73.3 13 0
Career statistics
First-class span 1914 - 1947
Umpiring statistics
Test debut England v New Zealand at Leeds, Jun 11-14, 1949 scorecard
Last Test England v West Indies at The Oval, Aug 12-16, 1950 scorecard
Test matches 3
Test statistics
Profile

Born in 1898, Bill Ashdown made his first-class debut in 1914, for GJV Weigall's team against Oxford University in The Parks. Although he was only 15, he scored 3 and 27. He played for Kent regularly until 1937 - he passed 1000 runs in a season 11 times, and his 332 against Essex in 1934 remains the highest score for them - but came out of retirement in 1947, when he was 48, to play for Maurice Leyland's XI against the Rest of England in a festival match at Harrogate. He finished in some style, with 42 and 40. He is the only man to have played first-class cricket in England before the First World War and after the Second. After that he became an umpire, and stood in four Tests in 1949 and 1950. He also coached Leicestershire, and was their scorer for a time as well.
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Durham v Warwickshire at Chester-le-Street - Aug 23-26
Durham 207 Warwickshire 344/7 (116 ov)
Glamorgan v Sussex at Cardiff - Aug 23-26
Glamorgan 252 & 143/2 (44.3 ov) Sussex 283
Gloucs v Kent at Bristol - Aug 23-26
Gloucs 221 Kent 457/5 (107 ov)
Leics v Essex at Leicester - Aug 23-26
Leics 238 & 88/3 (21.2 ov) Essex 423
Somerset v Hampshire at Taunton - Aug 23-26
Hampshire 338 Somerset 368/6 (101.3 ov)
Surrey v Lancashire at The Oval - Aug 23-26
Lancashire 287 & 70/1 (17 ov) Surrey 480
Worcs v Northants at Worcester - Aug 23-26
Northants 551 Worcs 183/2 (52.5 ov)
Yorkshire v Notts at Scarborough - Aug 23-26
Yorkshire 282 & 263/4d Notts 94 & 61/3 (23 ov, target 452)
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