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Bob White


Born at Fulham, London in 1936; Bob 'Knocker' White was a sound left-handed opening or middle order batsman and off break bowler. He represented Middlesex 114 times between 1958 and 1965 before moving to Trent Bridge in 1966. He made 298 appearances for Nottinghamshire between 1966 and 1980. His best season with the bat was 1963 when he recorded 1,355 runs (av. 33.87) and his best season with the ball was 1971 when he took 81 wickets (av. 26.21). During his career he amassed 12,452 runs (av. 23.18) with 5 centuries of which his highest score was 116 n.o. for Nottinghamshire versus Surrey at the Oval in 1967. He took 693 wickets (av. 30.50) with a best haul of 7 for 41 for Nottinghamshire versus Derbyshire at Ilkeston in 1971 and he held 190 catches. His career was quite remarkable in that he did not take any wickets whatsoever during his eight seasons whilst with Middlesex. In 1983 he was elected to the first-class umpires list.