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Dick Tyldesley      

Full name Richard Knowles Tyldesley

Born March 11, 1897, Westhoughton, Lancashire

Died September 17, 1943, Over Hulton, Bolton, Lancashire (aged 46 years 190 days)

Major teams England, Lancashire

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Legbreak

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 6s Ct St
Tests 7 7 1 47 29 7.83 0 0 1 1 0
First-class 397 464 54 6419 105 15.65 1 15 334 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 7 11 1615 619 19 3/50 6/102 32.57 2.29 85.0 0 0 0
First-class 397 66696 25980 1509 8/15 17.21 2.33 44.1 101 22
Career statistics
Test debut England v South Africa at Lord's, Jun 28-Jul 1, 1924 scorecard
Last Test England v Australia at Leeds, Jul 11-15, 1930 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class span 1919 - 1935

Wisden obituary
Richard Knowles Tyldesley, youngest and only survivor of four brothers, all of whom were on the Old Trafford ground staff and played for Lancashire, died at his home, little Hulton near Bolton, on September 17, aged 45. His father, J. D. Tyldesley, a Westhoughton club professional, taught his sons cricket, and Dick reached a high standard. Constant practice at the nets in boyhood brought perfection in length, and with experience he mastered spin, varied pace and other artifices which brought him a trial for Lancashire in 1919 when county matches after the war were restricted to two days. His skill as a slow bowler increased like his bulk, and he gradually gained renown as a slow bowler of the heaviest build in county cricket, looking older than his years but carrying his weight with remarkable ease while toiling for long spells without tiring. Above medium height, he flighted the ball naturally and used the top spinner in a way often earning the umpire's agreement with the leg-before appeal. His leg-break, expected by batsmen rather than operative, turned little if at all under normal conditions but, given a responsive pitch, Dick Tyldesley could be devastating, though length, adjusted to a batsman's ability, was his most effective means of attack.

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