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Schofield Haigh      

Full name Schofield Haigh

Born March 19, 1871, Berry Brow, Huddersfield, Yorkshire

Died February 27, 1921, Taylor Hill, Huddersfield, Yorkshire (aged 49 years 345 days)

Major teams England, Yorkshire

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm fast-medium

Other Umpire, Coach

Schofield Haigh
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 6s Ct St
Tests 11 18 3 113 25 7.53 0 0 0 8 0
First-class 561 747 119 11713 159 18.65 4 47 299 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 11 16 1294 622 24 6/11 9/99 25.91 2.88 53.9 1 1 0
First-class 561 78817 32091 2012 9/25 15.94 2.44 39.1 135 30
Career statistics
Test debut South Africa v England at Johannesburg, Feb 14-16, 1899 scorecard
Last Test England v Australia at Manchester, Jul 29-31, 1912 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class span 1895 - 1913

Schofield Haigh was a right-arm offbreak bowler whose pace varied from medium to fast but who was always able to make the ball turn and who on sticky wickets was considered virtually unplayable. He varied his pace well, and his yorker was devastating but sparingly used. He formed a lethal partnership with George Hirst and Wilfred Rhodes which won Yorkshire four Championships in five seasons (1989-1902) and eight throughout his career. Although his batting was not rated, he was good enough to score a hundred before lunch against Nottinghamshire in 1901. In 1904 he scored 1000 runs, completing the double, and passed 100 wickets in eight other seasons. He made his Test debut in South Africa in 1898-99 as part of Lord Hawke's side, bowling unchanged in the second innings of the second Test at Cape Town to take 6 for 11 as South Africa were bowled out for 35 in 114 balls. He did not play again until two Tests against Australia in 1905, and that was followed by another tour of South Africa in 1905-06. He played against Australia once in 1909 and 1912. Well-liked by colleagues - he was dubbed "the sunshine of the Yorkshire XI" - he coached at Winchester for seven years until his premature death in 1921.
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Schofield Haigh

Schofield Haigh

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Jun 16, 1905

Schofield Haigh bowls to Victor Trumper on the second day, England v Australia, 2nd Test, Lord's, June 16, 1905

The second day of the 1905 Lord's Test

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England and Yorkshire cricketer Schofield Haigh, 1905

England and Yorkshire cricketer Schofield Haigh

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Wisden Cricketer of the Year 1901
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