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Arthur Dolphin

July 4 2017 at 11:54 AM
Dewsburian  (Login Dewsburian)

 
Arthur Dolphin, Yorkshire's regular wicketkeeper between 1910 and 1927, got a mention on the radio commentary yesterday. Sadly, neither Anthony Gibson nor Dave Townsend seemed to have heard of him (Gibson's famous father, Alan, may well be spinning in his grave).
I noticed many years ago that in Dolphin's only test match, the fourth test against Australia at Melbourne in 1921, both wicketkeepers were born in Yorkshire - Dolphin at Wilsden near Bingley and Australia's "Sammy" Carter, the famous undertaker, at Northowram in Halifax. I wonder if anything similar has happened before or since.
Just as a footnote, Ces Parkin (Durham-born, but at one point a Yorkshire player) and Harry Makepeace (Yorkshire-born, but a Lancashire cricketer) also played in that test.

 
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Re: Arthur Dolphin

July 4 2017, 11:58 AM 

Possibility that when Luke Ronchi played for New Zealand v Australia that both keepers from same state?


 
 
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July 5 2017, 8:02 AM 

I would think that there are many examples of K Pieterson playing against his native South Africa. At a guess I would suspect Hashim Amla and Pieterson, as both come from Natal.


    
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Tyke1950
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July 5 2017, 8:10 AM 

When looking at the excellent photographs of Scarborough from the late thirties, I thought that I recognised one of the umpire's as Arthur Dolphin - not that I knew him personally!

 
 
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Re: Arthur Dolphin

July 5 2017, 8:45 AM 

I can recall seeing a dolphin at Scarborough too. Back in the 70s I think there was a sea world by the open air pool on the roundabout near bottom end of Peasholm Park and I recall being plucked from the audience to go up and stroke the dolphin. Not sure Arthur would have been as welcoming....

 
 
Steve C
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Re: Arthur Dolphin

July 5 2017, 10:41 AM 

Which inevitably leads us on to the subject of cricketers named after sea creatures......?

(Don't fail me now.)

 
 
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Re: Arthur Dolphin

July 5 2017, 11:20 AM 

Prawn Pollock?

 
 
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Re: Arthur Dolphin

July 5 2017, 11:25 AM 

Beradius bairdii (i.e Baird's Beaked Whale)

There was an Australian called Sam Baird on Derbyshire's books a few years ago, but I do not think that he ever played in the First XI.

 
 
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Re: Arthur Dolphin

July 5 2017, 11:51 AM 

Nathan SeaLion
Laurie Fishlock

Plus

Steven Finn
Arjuna RanaTUNA
Wally Trout
Virat Coley
Phil Mustard Eel
Ray Lindwall
Zander de Bruyn



    
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Brian
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Re: Arthur Dolphin

July 5 2017, 3:18 PM 

There is of course the Lancs league player Albert Ross

http://middleton.play-cricket.com/website/results/2808821

 
 
Brian
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Re: Arthur Dolphin

July 5 2017, 3:24 PM 

Trevor Barnacle Bailey?

 
 
Brian
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Re: Arthur Dolphin

July 5 2017, 3:35 PM 

Umar Gull?

 
 
Brian
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Re: Arthur Dolphin

July 5 2017, 3:40 PM 

An Eel Kumble?

 
 
Steve C
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Re: Arthur Dolphin

July 5 2017, 5:36 PM 

Thanks everyone.
The highlight of an otherwise forgettable day.

 
 
 
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