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Arthur McIntyre
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Arthur McIntyre

England
Arthur McIntyre

INTL CAREER: 1950 - 1955

Full Name

Arthur John William McIntyre

Born

May 14, 1918, Kennington, London

Died

December 26, 2009 (aged 91y 226d)

Batting Style

Right hand bat

Bowling Style

Legbreak

Fielding Position

Wicketkeeper

TEAMS

A Surrey man through and through - he was born within sight of The Oval - Arthur McIntyre was Surrey's wicketkeeper during perhaps their finest period when they won seven back-to-back championships in the 1950s. Originally a legbreak bowler (he was proud of his four first-class wickets) he was asked to fill in as keeper in an emergency, and showed such aptitude for the task that he soon became Surrey's first choice. McIntyre debuted for Surrey just before the Second World War, and had the misfortune to lose what might have been his best years in the early 1940s. He was 28 when the war ended, and rapidly became established as a wicketkeeper of the highest class. He was especially effective standing up to Alec Bedser, making some spectacular stumpings as well as missing little from the edge. His path to Test honours, however was blocked by Evans, and he played for England just three times. In fact for his one Test against Australia he was drafted into the side as an extra bat, Evans retaining the gloves. In a bizarre Test played on an appalling wicket, he had little chance to shine, particularly when he was called for an impossible fourth run by Evans in the second innings. If McIntyre were ever to replace Evans it would have needed to be on the strength of his batting, and he was never able to impress, failing to reach double figures in his three Tests (he was also unlucky in that England lost all three by substantial margins). He was a more than useful bat for Surrey with seven first-class centuries, and made 1000 runs in the English season three times. When he retired he had an impressive 795 victims as a keeper, and had seen Surrey go from strength to strength. He retained his association with Surrey for a further 20 years as coach, finally retiring in 1978, leaving an indelible impression on generations of young Surrey players.
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Career Averages

Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAve100s50s6sCtSt
Test3601973.1600080
FC3905677911145143*22.83751638157
Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Test3------------
FC39028718041/1045.0071.7000
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Photos


Arthur McIntyre in the nets at The Oval
Arthur McIntyre
Arthur McIntyre
Peter Loader is congratulated by David Fletcher for his 8 for 21
Eric Bedser, Arthur McIntyre, Jim Laker and Alec Bedser return to the pavilion after a net at The Oval