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For those of a similar name, see Alan White (disambiguation).
Allan Frederick Tinsdale White (5 September 1915 - 16 March 1993) was Allan White
an English cricketer: a right-handed batsman who played for both
Warwickshire and Worcestershire, captaining the latter county between
Batting style Right-handed batsman
1947 and 1949, though sharing the captaincy with Bob Wyatt in the last of
Bowling style unknown
those three seasons. He also played for Cambridge University, as well as
making a single appearance for Free Foresters. Curiously, he passed fifty
National side English
26 times without ever going on to score a century.
Born in Earlsdon, Coventry, White made his first-class debut for Cambridge Competition First-class
University against Sussex in May 1936, scoring 93 (which was to remain his
highest score for the university) before being out lbw to the bowling of
Runs scored 5,035
Charles Oakes. He won his blue that season, playing in the Varsity Match at
Batting average 21.89
Lord's but making only 19 and 5, and also played seven games with
reasonable success for Warwickshire, usually getting a good start though
Top score 95
never going on to a really big score.
Balls bowled 22
In 1937 White continued to play for Cambridge, though without winning
another blue, and also made a further two appearances for Warwickshire,
Bowling average -
though those four innings totalled just 14 runs. He was then out of first-class
5 wickets in innings 0
cricket for a while before moving to Worcestershire in 1939, and although
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his record was mediocre (386 runs at 13.78, with a top score of only 47) he
Best bowling -
was kept on by the county when cricket resumed after World War II,
enjoying his most successful season in 1946 with 1,179 first-class runs and
Source: CricInfo ,
a career-best 95 against the Combined Services.
In 1947 White was made captain by the county, proving to be a good choice - his obituary in Wisden called him "a popular
and enterprising leader",  - and he again passed a thousand runs for the season, albeit from 54 innings, the most he was
ever to play in a single summer. From 1948 onwards his attentions were increasingly taken up by his off-field activities as a
mushroom farmer  and after a final season in 1949, a successful year for Worcestershire in which they came third in the
County Championship, he retired from first-class cricket, though he did play on for several years for the county's Second XI.
White died in Worcester at the age of 77.
1. ^ a b Obituaries in 1993. Wisden Cricketers' Almanack, 1994.
Player profile: Allan White from ESPNcricinfo
Statistical summary from CricketArchive
Preceded by Worcestershire County Cricket Captain Succeeded by
Sandy Singleton 1947–1949 Bob Wyatt
via Allan White