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Arthur Fagg      

Full name Arthur Edward Fagg

Born June 18, 1915, Chartham, Kent

Died September 13, 1977, Tunbridge Wells, Kent (aged 62 years 87 days)

Major teams England, Kent

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm medium

Fielding position Wicketkeeper

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Arthur Edward Fagg
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 6s Ct St
Tests 5 8 0 150 39 18.75 0 0 0 5 0
First-class 435 803 46 27291 269* 36.05 58 128 425 7
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 5 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 435 72 47 0 - - - 3.91 - 0 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut England v India at Manchester, Jul 25-28, 1936 scorecard
Last Test England v West Indies at Manchester, Jul 22-25, 1939 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class span 1932 - 1957
Umpiring statistics
Test debut England v India at Birmingham, Jul 13-15, 1967 scorecard
Last Test England v Australia at Leeds, Aug 14-19, 1975 scorecard
Test matches 18
Test statistics
ODI debut England v Australia at Lord's, Aug 26, 1972 scorecard
Last ODI England v West Indies at Lord's, Aug 28-29, 1976 scorecard
ODI matches 7
ODI statistics

Arthur Edward Fagg, died at Tunbridge Wells on September 13, aged 62. Although in a career which extended from 1932 to 1957 he scored 27,291 runs with an average of 36.05, made 58 centuries and played five times for England, it cannot be said that he ever fulfilled expectations. In the middle thirties Sutcliffe was dropping out of Test cricket and England was looking for a new opening pair. Fagg and Hutton were at once recognised as obvious candidates and Fagg, a year the senior and by some considered the better prospect, got the first chance, playing in two Tests v. India in 1936 and being picked for the Australian tour that autumn. Halfway through the tour he was invalided home with rheumatic fever, a great setback to his career, and he missed the entire season of 1937. Naturally, in 1938 the selectors were cautious about playing him and, though he had a splendid season, it was not until the final Test that they picked him and then he was one of those left out.

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Mar 16, 2004

Arthur Fagg

Arthur Fagg

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Aug 11, 1973

Umpire Arthur Fagg ties a sweater around his waist, England v West Indies, Edgbaston, 2nd Test, 3rd day, August 11, 1973

Umpire Arthur Fagg ties a sweater around his waist

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Aug 4, 1938

Kent's Arthur Fagg acknowledges the cheers, England, August 4, 1938

Kent's Arthur Fagg acknowledges the cheers

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