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Allan Frederick Tinsdale White (5 September 1915 - 16 March 1993) was                                    Allan White
an English cricketer: a right-handed batsman who played for both
                                                                                                     Personal information
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
                                                                                                    International information
making a single appearance for Free Foresters. Curiously, he passed fifty
                                                                                  National side               English
26 times without ever going on to score a century.
                                                                                                         Career statistics
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
                                                                                  Matches                     142
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
                                                                                  100s/50s                    0/26
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
                                                                                  Wickets                     0
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
                                                                                  10 wickets in match         0
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,
                                                                                  Catches/stumpings           46/0
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", [1] - 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 [1] 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.

External links
   Player profile: Allan White    from ESPNcricinfo
   Statistical summary     from CricketArchive

                                                         Sporting positions

                         Preceded by          Worcestershire County Cricket Captain               Succeeded by
                     Sandy Singleton                         1947–1949                               Bob Wyatt

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