FLINT, WILLIAM A., who died in Nottingham on February 5, aged 64, was one of the most prominent all-round sportsmen of his time. From 1919 till 1928 he played cricket for Nottinghamshire, scoring 3,345 runs and taking 237 wickets; from 1908 to 1926 he appeared as a wing half-back for Notts County F.C., becoming captain. In his first game for Nottinghamshire he took six wickets for 53 and two for 34 against Middlesex at Lord's and in the return game he hit 98, sharing with John Gunn in a last wicket stand of 111.
His best season as an all-rounder was that of 1924, when he scored 412 runs and was second in his county's bowling figures with 58 wickets, average 19.74. That summer against Surrey at The Oval he scored 103, the highest of his three-figure innings, he and W. Walker adding 178 for the seventh wicket. When scoring a hard-hit 100 not out from the Northamptonshire bowling at Trent Bridge in 1927, he helped W. Payton in an unfinished partnership of 247 in three hours.
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