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Arthur Milton      

Full name Clement Arthur Milton

Born March 10, 1928, Bedminster, Somerset

Died April 25, 2007, Bristol (aged 79 years 46 days)

Major teams England, Gloucestershire

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm medium

Clement Arthur Milton
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 6s Ct St
Tests 6 9 1 204 104* 25.50 1 0 1 5 0
First-class 620 1078 125 32150 170 33.73 56 160 760 0
List A 55 52 5 1095 87 23.29 0 5 22 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 6 1 24 12 0 - - - 3.00 - 0 0 0
First-class 620 8414 3640 79 5/64 46.07 2.59 106.5 1 0
List A 55 24 26 2 2/26 2/26 13.00 6.50 12.0 0 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut England v New Zealand at Leeds, Jul 3-8, 1958 scorecard
Last Test England v India at Lord's, Jun 18-20, 1959 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class span 1948 - 1974
List A span 1963 - 1974
Profile

Arthur Milton, blond and slight, was the last of a rare breed - the double cricket/football international. In his first Test, against New Zealand at Headingley in 1958 Milton - opening the innings with a rugby cap in Mike Smith - collected 104 not out. That won him a place on the following winter's tour of Australia, where the opposition was rather more ferocious than the outclassed New Zealanders, and Milton struggled, as did his fellow double international Willie Watson. Milton finished his six-Test career with 204 runs at 25.50. He was happier batting for Gloucestershire, which he did until he was in his mid-forties. He finished in 1974 with more than 32,000 runs and 56 hundreds in first-class cricket, most of them from the top of the order, while his tally of 758 catches emphasises his value in the field, where he was a star close in, especially at short leg. In retirement he became a postman in the Cotswolds, maintaining his fitness by jumping on and off his bicycle during his rounds.
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1991

Arthur Milton batting

Arthur Milton batting

© The Cricketer International

May 4, 1963

Arthur Milton

Arthur Milton

© The Cricketer International

1963

Arthur Milton

Arthur Milton

© The Cricketer International

Notes

Wisden Cricketer of the Year 1959

Country Fixtures Country Results
Hampshire v Middlesex at Southampton - May 1-4
Hampshire 336 Middlesex 84/3 (34 ov)
Kent v Glamorgan at Canterbury - May 1-4
Glamorgan 260 & 16/1 (6.5 ov) Kent 488
Northants v Derbyshire at Northampton - May 1-4
Derbyshire 324 Northants 66/0 (20.2 ov)
Notts v Yorkshire at Nottingham - May 1-4
Notts 261 Yorkshire 170/4 (42.3 ov)
Somerset v Lancashire at Taunton - May 1-4
Lancashire 493/9d Somerset 14/0 (6 ov)
Surrey v Durham at The Oval - May 1-4
Surrey 457 Durham 156/2 (43.3 ov)
Sussex v Leics at Hove - May 1-4
Sussex 163 Leics 300/4 (81.2 ov)
Worcs v Essex at Worcester - May 1-4
Essex 335/2 (90 ov)
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