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Arnold Anthony
Born (1886-07-28)28 July 1886
Christchurch, New Zealand
Died 14 October 1968(1968-10-14) (aged 82)
Auckland, New Zealand

Arnold Anthony (28 July 1886 – 14 October 1968) was a New Zealand cricketer. He played 52 first-class matches for Auckland and Canterbury between 1905 and 1931.[1]

Anthony was a middle-order batsman, strong on the pull and the square cut, an accurate slow bowler, and a brilliant fieldsman.[2] He was the first winner of the Redpath Cup, awarded since 1920–21 to the best New Zealand batsman of the first-class season.[3] He scored 251 runs in the Plunket Shield in 1920–21 at an average of 62.75, including 55 not out and 113 in Auckland's 382-run victory over Canterbury.[4] He made his highest first-class score of 116 against Canterbury in 1929–30, when he was 43.[5] He took his best bowling figures of 6 for 43 against the touring MCC in 1922–23.[6] He played senior club cricket for Parnell in Auckland until November 1937, when he was 51.[2]

He and his wife Clara married in December 1915.[7] He later served overseas with the New Zealand Expeditionary Force in World War I.[8]

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