Timothy Abell

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Timothy Abell
Personal information
Full name
Timothy George Abell
Born(1930-04-29)29 April 1930
Lahore, Punjab, British India
Died9 March 2009(2009-03-09) (aged 78)
Basingstoke, Hampshire
BowlingRight-arm off break
Career statistics
Competition First-class
Runs scored4
Batting average 4.00
Top score4*
Balls bowled18
Bowling average
5 wickets in innings
10 wickets in match
Best bowling
Catches/stumpings –/–
Source: Cricinfo, 27 April 2014

Timothy George Abell (29 April 1930 – 9 March 2009 [1] ) was an English cricketer and field hockey player.

The son of the cricketer George Abell, Abell was born at Lahore while his father worked as a civil servant in the British Raj. He was educated in England at Marlborough College, before undertaking studies at the University of Oxford. He played hockey for Oxford, winning a blue. He later played hockey for Middlesex and England. [2] He made one appearance in first-class cricket for the Free Foresters in 1954 against Cambridge University at Fenner's. [3]

His brother John Abell and great-uncle Ted Sale both played first-class cricket.

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  1. "Deaths". The Times. No. 69583. London. 14 March 2009. p. 96.
  2. "Player profile: Timothy Abell". CricketArchive. Retrieved 27 April 2014.
  3. "First-Class Matches played by Timothy Abell". CricketArchive. Retrieved 27 April 2014.