William ("Bill") Huddleston (27 February 1873 – 21 May 1962) was an English cricketer active from 1899 to 1914 who played for Lancashire. He was born in Earlestown, Lancashire and died in Warrington. He appeared in 185 first-class matches as a righthanded batsman who bowled right arm off break and medium pace. He scored 2,765 runs with a highest score of 88 and held 150 catches. He took 685 wickets with a best analysis of nine for 36. In his final season, 1914, Lancashire organised a benefit for him in recognition of his long service and this realised £896.
Huddleston's most successful season was 1913 when he took 113 wickets at an average of 19.68.His best innings analysis of nine for 36 was achieved in 1906 against Nottinghamshire at Aigburth. He took 13 wickets in the match and bowled Nottinghamshire out for only 52 in their second innings, enabling Lancashire to win the match by 60 runs.
After the First World War, Huddleston represented Leigh Cricket Club in the Manchester and District Cricket Association until 1925 when he retired from playing.In the 1930 season he stood as an umpire in County Championship matches.
Colin Blythe, also known as Charlie Blythe, was an English first-class cricketer, active from 1899 to 1914. Born in Deptford, he played for Kent as a slow left arm orthodox (SLA) bowler and a right-handed batsman. He played in nineteen Test matches for England from 1901 to 1910. He was one of the five Cricketers of the Year in the 1904 edition of Wisden Cricketer's Almanack. He is generally regarded as one of the greatest bowlers in cricket history and is one of only 33 players who has taken 2,000 wickets in a first-class career. He shares, the world record for the highest number of first-class wickets (17) taken in a single day's play.
Francis Alfred "Frank" Tarrant was an Australian cricketer whose first-class career spanned from 1899 to 1936, and included 329 matches.
George Herbert Hirst was a professional English cricketer who played first-class cricket for Yorkshire County Cricket Club between 1891 and 1921, with a further appearance in 1929. One of the best all-rounders of his time, Hirst was a left arm medium-fast bowler and right-handed batsman. He played in 24 Test matches for England between 1897 and 1909, touring Australia twice. He completed the double of 1,000 runs and 100 wickets in an English cricket season 14 times, the second most of any cricketer after his contemporary and team-mate Wilfred Rhodes. One of the Wisden Cricketers of the Year for 1901, Hirst scored 36,356 runs and took 2,742 wickets in first-class cricket. In Tests, he made 790 runs and captured 59 wickets.
Roy Kilner was an English professional cricketer who played nine Test matches for England between 1924 and 1926. An all-rounder, he played for Yorkshire County Cricket Club between 1911 and 1927. In all first-class matches, he scored 14,707 runs at an average of 30.01 and took 1,003 wickets at an average of 18.45. Kilner scored 1,000 runs in a season ten times and took 100 wickets in a season five times. On four occasions, he completed the double: scoring 1,000 runs and taking 100 wickets in the same season, recognised as a sign of a quality all-rounder.
The 2006 English cricket season was the 107th in which the County Championship had been an official competition. It included home international series for England against Sri Lanka and Pakistan. England came off a winter with more Test losses than wins, for the first time since 2002-03, but still attained their best series result in India since 1985. The One Day International series against Pakistan and India both ended in losses.
John Jesse Bowles, known as Jack, was an English cricketer who played 80 first-class games in two spells: he was with Gloucestershire from 1911 to 1920, though he played only 18 times for the county in those years. He made the bulk of his appearances, 62, for Worcestershire between 1926 and 1928.
John "Jack" Crossland was an English professional cricketer who played first-class cricket between 1878 and 1887. Crossland was recognised as one of the fastest bowlers in county cricket, but critics generally believed that he threw, rather than bowled the ball, a practice illegal in cricket. Contemporaries suggest that, but for the suspicions over his bowling action, Crossland would have played Test cricket for England.
William Rigley was an English cricketer who played for Derbyshire between 1873 and 1882.
John Alfred 'Jack' Newman was an English first-class cricketer who played for Hampshire. He was an all-rounder, a right-handed batsman and right-arm bowler, able to bowl fast-medium outswing with the new ball and then brisk offspin.
John Alexander Cuffe was an Australian-born English first-class cricketer who played more than 200 times for Worcestershire between 1903 and 1914, having previously made a single appearance for New South Wales. After retiring from county cricket, he stood as an umpire for three years in the 1920s. He also played at least once as a professional for Lowerhouse in the Lancashire League. Cuffe was also a footballer and played ten seasons for Glossop North End in the Football League Second Division.
William 'Bill' Reeves was an English cricketer, who at the conclusion of his playing career became an umpire, officiating in five Test Matches. According to Dudley Carew he was "the Sam Weller of umpires, quick of retort, ingenious of smile, unfailing in friendliness". R.C. Robertson-Glasgow wrote: "If silence or dullness fell upon the game, there was Bill Reeves to put it right."
Frank Harry was an English cricketer, who played 69 first-class games for Lancashire in the early years of the 20th century, and then another seven for Worcestershire just after the First World War. He also turned out for Durham in the Minor Counties Championship between 1912 and 1914. After his retirement from playing, he stood in 21 games as an umpire, all in 1921.
Claud Neville Woolley was an English cricketer who played first-class cricket for Gloucestershire and Northamptonshire. He also served as a first-class umpire and stood in one Test during the 1948 Ashes series. A right-hand batsman and right-arm slow-medium bowler, he is the older brother of Frank who had a more successful playing career including representing England in 64 Tests.
Samuel William Anthony Cadman was an English cricketer who played for Derbyshire for over quarter of a century between 1900 and 1926. He was an effective all-rounder and scored over 14,000 runs and took over 800 wickets in his first-class career.
Arthur Morton was an English cricketer who played first-class cricket for Derbyshire and Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) between 1903 and 1926. He made over 10,000 runs and took nearly 1000 wickets.
James Horsley was an English cricketer who played first-class cricket for Nottinghamshire in 1913 and for Derbyshire from 1914 to 1925
Frederick Cecil Bracey was an English cricketer who played first-class cricket for Derbyshire from 1906 to 1914
Albert Ennion Groucott Rhodes, universally known as "Dusty" Rhodes, was an English cricketer who played first-class cricket for Derbyshire and Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) between 1937 and 1954 and was also a Test match umpire.
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