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Tom Cartwright
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Tom Cartwright

England
Tom Cartwright

INTL CAREER: 1964 - 1965

Full Name

Thomas William Cartwright

Born

July 22, 1935, Alderman's Green, Coventry, Warwickshire

Died

April 30, 2007 (aged 71y 282d)

Batting Style

Right hand bat

Bowling Style

Right arm medium

Other

Coach

TEAMS

Tom Cartwright was such a clever medium-pacer - accurate, patient and fully armed with party tricks - that he would have prospered in any age, including that of covered pitches, which were brought in after his retirement from county cricket. However, although he finished high in the bowling averages year after year, he was restricted to a measly five England caps because it was felt that he would probably struggle to dismiss international batsmen on Test pitches (which were covered). Whether that opinion was justified nobody can tell. On the basis of Cartwright's England baptism, when he took 2 for 118 from 77 overs in Australia's 656 for 8 at Old Trafford in 1964, he was unlucky to be denied a longer run. Slightly under 6ft tall, thinly built and with a lovely fluid, wheeling action, Cartwright looked as though he could bowl forever. To a hemmed-in batsman, it must often have seemed that he was. Overall, mainly for Warwickshire but later for Somerset, his overs cost a fraction more than two runs each. He later had a distinguished coaching career, helping the young Ian Botham and earning the MBE for some sterling work in Wales.
John Thicknesse

Career Averages

Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAve100s50s6sCtSt
Test5722695.2000020
FC479737941371021021.327673310
List A1441051812546114.4101520
Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Test571611544156/946/9436.262.02107.40010
FC479848372935715368/3919.112.0755.209418
List A144749134811724/74/720.232.7843.50400
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Debut/Last Matches - Player

FC Matches
Span
1952 - 1977
List A Matches
Span
1963 - 1977

Photos


<I>Tom Cartwright – The Flame Still Burns</I> by Stephen Chalke
Tom Cartwright at Edgbaston
Tom Cartwright
Tom Cartwright in action