Alan Shipman

Alan Shipman
Personal information
Full name Alan Wilfred Shipman
Born (1901-03-07)7 March 1901
Ratby, England
Died 12 December 1979(1979-12-12) (aged 78)
Leicester, England
Batting Right-handed
Bowling Right-arm fast
Domestic team information
Years Team
1920-1936 Leicestershire
Career statistics
Competition FC
Matches 386
Runs scored 13682
Batting average 23.23
100s/50s 15/65
Top score 226
Balls bowled 36797
Wickets 607
Bowling average 25.36
5 wickets in innings 16
10 wickets in match 0
Best bowling 7/63
Catches/stumpings 97/–
Source: Cricinfo, 27 December 2007

Alan Wilfred Shipman (7 March 1901, Ratby, Leicestershire – 12 December 1979) was a first-class cricketer for Leicestershire between 1920 and 1936. As an all-rounder, he batted right-handed, and was a right-handed fast-bowler between 1920 and 1936. Over 386 first-class matches (661 innings), Shipman scored 13682 runs, at an average of 23.22, with 15 centuries, and a top score of 226.

As a bowler, he took 607 wickets, at an average of 25.36 with 16 five wicket hauls. His brother, Bill Shipman, also played first-class cricket for Leicestershire. In 1928, he represented the Players in the Gentlemen v Players fixture.

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