February 04, 1893, Clayton, Thornton, Yorkshire
October 28, 1959, Throxenby, Scarborough, Yorkshire, (aged 66y 266d)
Also Known As
Right hand Bat
Left arm Fast medium
The Great War robbed Abe Waddington of his early years, but he took 100 wickets in his first season (1919) at the age of 26, a feat he repeated in five of the following eight summers. His bowling - he was a left-arm seamer who could swing and seam the ball - was instrumental in Yorkshire's five Championship titles in that time. He toured Australia under Johnny Douglas in 1920-21, achieving little in his two Tests but topping the first-class averages. He was a sound close fielder and a capable tailender - his only first-class hundred (114 against Worcestershire) came in his final season. Away from cricket, Waddington was a good allround sportsman, and he played in goal for Bradford City and Halifax Town.
Batting & Fielding