Full name Cyril Theodore Anstruther Wilkinson
Born October 4, 1884, Elvet Hill, Durham
Died December 16, 1970, Honiton, Devon (aged 86 years 73 days)
Major teams Surrey
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Slow left-arm orthodox
Education Blundell's School
Relation Father - AJA Wilkinson
|First-class span||1909 - 1920|
Cyril Wilkinson was in the Blundell's School XI before he played for Surrey between 1909 and 1920. He captained the county when they won the Championship in 1914 and again in the first two seasons following the First World War, in which he saw military service. Wisden said of him in 1914: He proved himself a real leader, keeping the side under firm control and managing the bowling with sound judgment. He scored in all first-class matches 1,173 runs, average 25.32, his highest innings being 135 in less than two hours against Middlesex at The Oval and, as an occasional bowler, took 23 wickets for 31.47 runs each. A great club cricketer, he turned out every August in the Sidmouth XI for whom, in 1953 at the age of 69, he hit 50 and took all ten wickets against the Nondescripts. As a hockey player, he represented England, whom he captained, and appeared for Great Britain in the 1920 Olympic Games. He was Registrar of the Probate and Divorce Registry from 1936 to 1959.
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack
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