Chud Langton      

Full name Arthur Chudleigh Beaumont Langton

Born March 2, 1912, Pietermaritzburg, Natal

Died November 27, 1942, near Maiduguri, Nigeria (aged 30 years 270 days)

Major teams South Africa, Transvaal

Also known as Arthur Beaumont Chudleigh Langton

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm fast-medium, Right-arm medium

Arthur Chudleigh Beaumont Langton
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 6s Ct St
Tests 15 23 4 298 73* 15.68 0 2 4 8 0
First-class 52 74 13 1218 73* 19.96 0 7 41 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 15 23 4199 1827 40 5/58 6/89 45.67 2.61 104.9 4 1 0
First-class 52 11317 4969 193 6/53 25.74 2.63 58.6 9 2
Career statistics
Test debut England v South Africa at Nottingham, Jun 15-18, 1935 scorecard
Last Test South Africa v England at Durban, Mar 3-14, 1939 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class span 1931/32 - 1941/42

Flight-Lieut. Arthur Beaumont Chudleigh Langton was a member of the team which in 1935 gained the first triumph for South Africa in England, their victory by 157 runs at Lord's being the only definite result in the rubber. In that match he took six wickets for 89--four for 31 in England's second innings, after helping Bruce Mitchell (164 not out) add 101 in two hours. This stand enabled H. F. Wade to apply the closure when Langton returned a catch to W. R. Hammond. The wonderful bowling of X. Balaskas contributed perhaps more than anything else to that success, but in the five Tests, Langton, with fifteen wickets, came second to C. L. Vincent in effectiveness, while his batting average of 30.25 showed his all-round value. In the whole tour he excelled among the bowlers with 115 wickets at 21.16 each, and scored 537 runs--average 21.48. He played his highest innings of the tour, 73 not out, at the Oval, where he and E. L. Dalton, 117, added 137 in seventy minutes, a ninth wicket record for matches between England and South Africa. Such valuable batting late in the innings was characteristic of Langton, and he concluded the tour at Scarborough by making 20 and 68 when runs were wanted badly, so helping to remove fear of defeat from H. D. G. Leveson-Gower's powerful side in a very keen match.

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Mar 3, 1939

The South Africa side for the Timeless Test, South Africa v England, 5th Test, Durban, March 3, 1939.  TA Deevin (manager), Eric Rowan, Chud Langton, Pieter van der Bijl, ES Newson, Ronnie Grieveson, Norman Gordon. Front: Ken Viljoen, Bruce Mitchell, Alan Melville (capt),  Eric Dalton, Dudley Nourse.

The South Africa side for the Timeless Test

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Aug 2, 1935

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