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WALSDENS INTERNATIONAL PROFESSIONALS

 

Walsden Professional 1946-1947

 

Edwin St Hill – West Indies  Born 06-09-04  Died 21-05-57

 

Two tests v England 1929

 

Performances for Walsden

 

Batting

Inns

N.O.

HS

Runs

Average

 

 

 

 

 

 

1946

        19

          2

        31

      134

     7.88

1947

        25

          0

        47

      219

     8.76

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bowling

Overs

M

Runs

Wickets

Average

 

 

 

 

 

 

1946

      281

        55

      847

        66

   12.85

1947

      477

        72

   1,544

        87

   17.79

 

 

Walsden Professional 1949-50-51

 

Ellis Achong – West Indies   Born 16.02.04  Died 29.09.86

 

Six Tests v England 1929-1933

 

Left arm spin bowler accredited with inventing the “chinaman” also played as professional with Burnley, Heywood, Rochdale and Castleton Moor. He took over 1,000 wickets in league cricket. Achong took 100 wickets in a season, eight times in the C.L.L. A record still standing today. He took 100 wickets in a season with every club he played for at least once.

 

 

Performances for Walsden

 

Batting

Inns

N.O.

HS

Runs

Average

 

 

 

 

 

 

1949

        27

          1

        81

      467

   20.30

1950

        22

          1

        51

      302

   14.47

1951

        22

          2

        72

      315

   15.75

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bowling

Overs

M

Runs

Wickets

Average

 

 

 

 

 

 

1949

      400

        57

   1,329

      106

   12.53

1950

      303

        38

   1,020

        79

   12.91

1951

      384

        52

   1,389

        81

   17.14

 

 


Walsden Professional 1975

 

Trevor Chappel – Australia – Test matches 3 v England, 40 ODI

 

The first player to do the “double” for Walsden in 1975

 

Performances for Walsden

 

Batting

Inns

N.O.

HS

Runs

Average

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

        29

          6

      124

   1,268

   55.13

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bowling

Overs

M

Runs

Wickets

Average

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

      378

        40

   1,507

      106

   14.22

 

 

Walsden Professional 1977

 

Kenny Watson – South Africa and Nottinghamshire

 

Played several unofficial tests against rebel teams during S Africa’s suspension from international cricket.

 

Performances for Walsden

 

Batting

Inns

N.O.

HS

Runs

Average

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

        15

          2

        56

      304

   23.38

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bowling

Overs

M

Runs

Wickets

Average

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

      186

        29

      671

        46

   14.58

 

Watson missed 11 matches through injury and county calls at Nottinghamshire.

 

 

Walsden Professional 1983-84-85-86

 

Mohsin Khan – Pakistan - 48 Test matches, 75 ODI

 

Performances for Walsden

 

Batting

Inns

N.O.

HS

Runs

Average

 

 

 

 

 

 

1983

        22

          3

      135

   1,067

   56.15

1984

        25

          6

      185

   1,373

   72.26

1985

        25

          4

      120

      986

   49.95

1986

        26

          3

      138

   1,202

   52.26

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Bowling

Overs

M

Runs

Wickets

Average

 

 

 

 

 

 

1983

      352

        89

   1,000

        49

   20.57

1984

      326

        69

      801

        25

   32.04

1985

      226

        63

      697

        28

   24.89

1986

      347

        90

      947

        42

   22.20

 

 

Walsden Professional 1994

 

Andrew Bichel – Australia –  Test and ODI Player- 19 Tests and 67ODI

 

World Cup winner with Australia 2003

 

Performances for Walsden

 

Batting

Inns

N.O.

HS

Runs

Average

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

        29

          4

      100

   1,124

   44.96

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bowling

Overs

M

Runs

Wickets

Average

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

      542

      107

   1,924

        90

   21.38

 

 

Walsden Professional 2002

 

Niroshan Bandarathilake – Sri Lanka .Test matches – 7,  ODI – 3

 

Performances for Walsden

 

Batting

Inns

N.O.

HS

Runs

Average

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

        25

          1

        60

      378

   15.75

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bowling

Overs

M

Runs

Wickets

Average

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

      432

      102

   1,261

      102

   12.36

 

Figures include inter league cup.

 

Walsden Professional 2003

 

Paul Hitchcock - New Zealand – Played 13 ODI

 

Performances for Walsden

 

 

Batting

Inns

No

HS

Runs

Ave

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

        26

          5

110  N.O.

      828

   39.43

 

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Bowling

Overs

Maiden

Runs

Wickets

Ave

 

 

   397.3

        74

   1,272

        86

   14.79

 

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Walsden Professional 2004

 

Shaun Marsh – Australia. Test and ODI Player  

 

Performances for Walsden

 

 

Batting

Inns

No

HS

Runs

Ave

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

        28

          8

102

    1139

   56.95

 

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Bowling

Overs

Maiden

Runs

Wickets

Ave

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

      232

        33

      817

        46

   17.76

 

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OTHER INTERNATIONALS WHO HAVE APPEARED FOR WALSDEN

 

The following international players have represented Walsden as deputy professionals at some time:

 

Malcolm Hilton            - England

Salim Malik                 - Pakistan

Shoaib Mohammed    - Pakistan 

Brad Hodge                 - Australia

Guy Whittall                - Zimbabwe

Richard Petrie             - New Zealand

E D Weekes                - West Indies

 

E D Weekes

 

Played 3 cup games for Walsden in 1954 with the following remarkable figures.

 

Batting

Inns

N.O.

HS

Runs

Average

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

          3

          1

      151

      288

      144

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bowling

Overs

M

Runs

Wickets

Average

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

        94

        21

      197

        16

   12.31

 

 

West Indian P B Wight the Somerset county player who later served as a first class umpire made his amateur debut in England with Walsden in 1951.

 

Test player Tahir Naqqash who played 15 tests for Pakistan played several games for Walsden as an amateur in 1983.

 

In 1994 Hartley Alleyne who played two unofficial tests for West Indies v South Africa played a full season as amateur. Hartley played county cricket for Worcester and Kent and also played for Natal in South Africa.

 

 

 

 

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