Arvindrao Laxmanrao Apte
October 24, 1934, Bombay (now Mumbai), Maharashtra
August 05, 2014, Pune, (aged 79y 285d)
Right hand Bat
Right arm Medium
Arvind Apte was taken on the tour of England in 1959 as a reserve opener, based on his fine performances at home when he had averaged 70 in the Ranji Trophy. An attacking opening batsman with a wide range of strokes, mostly cavalier, he met with modest success on the tour scoring 881 runs (27.53) with three centuries. His best score was 165 against Derbyshire. Given a chance in the third Test at Leeds following an injury to Nari Contractor, Apte was out for 8 and 7, falling to Alan Moss both times. He continued to play first-class cricket until 1972, finishing with an aggregate of 2782 runs (33.51) which included six centuries. He had a passion for motoring and drove a 1949 Bentley Mk VI round Mumbai and between 1953 and 2013 regularly attended Lord's Tests. He owned a flat which commanded a fine view of the ground before the building of the new media centre in 1999.
Batting & Fielding