Tom Birtle

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Tom Birtle
Personal information
Full nameThomas William Birtle
Born(1926-03-28)28 March 1926
Norton-on-Tees, County Durham, England
Died1 January 2010(2010-01-01) (aged 83)
Stockton-on-Tees, County Durham, England
Height6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
BattingRight-handed
BowlingRight-arm fast-medium
Domestic team information
YearsTeam
1955 Durham
1952 Nottinghamshire
1946Durham
Career statistics
Competition First-class
Matches7
Runs scored12
Batting average 2.40
100s/50s–/–
Top score4*
Balls bowled1,234
Wickets 8
Bowling average 74.12
5 wickets in innings
10 wickets in match
Best bowling2/68
Catches/stumpings 4/–
Source: Cricinfo, 19 May 2012

Thomas William Birtle (28 March 1926 – 1 January 2010) is a former English cricketer. Birtle was a right-handed batsman who bowled right-arm fast-medium. He was born at Norton-on-Tees, County Durham, and was educated at Stockton-on-Tees Secondary School.

Birtle made his debut in county cricket for Durham against Northumberland in the 1946 Minor Counties Championship. He made a further appearance in that season for the county against the Yorkshire Second XI. [1] He later played for Nottinghamshire, making his first-class debut against Kent in the 1952 County Championship. He made six further first-class appearances for the county, all of which came in that season, with his final appearance coming against Warwickshire. [2] As a bowler, struggled with the ball in his seven first-class appearances for the county, taking 8 wickets at an average of 74.12, with best figures of 2/68. [3] With the bat, he scored 12 runs at a batting average of 2.40, with a high score of 4 not out. [4] Having left Nottinghamshire following the 1952 season, Birtle later returned to Durham, where he appeared just once more for the county, in the 1955 Minor Counties Championship against Cumberland. [1]

Outside of cricket he worked for Imperial Chemical Industries and Pickering Lifts. [5] He died at the University Hospital of North Tees at Stockton-on-Tees, County Durham, on 1 January 2010. He was survived by his wife and son. [5]

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References

  1. 1 2 "Minor Counties Championship Matches played by Tom Birtle". CricketArchive. Retrieved 19 May 2012.
  2. "First-Class Matches played by Tom Birtle". CricketArchive. Retrieved 19 May 2012.
  3. "First-class Bowling For Each Team by Tom Birtle". CricketArchive. Retrieved 19 May 2012.
  4. "First-class Batting and Fielding For Each Team by Tom Birtle". CricketArchive. Retrieved 19 May 2012.
  5. 1 2 Wilkinson, Andrew (6 January 2010). "Norton mourns pace veteran Tom Birtle". Evening Gazette . Retrieved 19 May 2012.