Mandy Mitchell-Innes

Country: England
Born: September 07, 1914, Calcutta (now Kolkata), Bengal, India
Batting Style: Right hand Bat
Died: December 28, 2006 (aged 92y 112d)

Mandy Mitchell-Innes Bio

Norman Stewart Mitchell-Innes, better known as Mandy Mitchell-Innes, was born in England and became a well-known cricket player in his time. He was a stylish batsman and a useful medium-pacer, who showed promise from a young age.

Mitchell-Innes made his debut for Somerset while still attending Sedbergh School, where he showcased his talent as a precocious schoolboy cricketer. His skills were further honed during his time at Oxford University, where he spent four years in the university’s cricket team and eventually captained them in 1937.

In 1935, Mitchell-Innes was called up by England for the first Test against South Africa, thanks to the recommendation of the respected figure Plum Warner, who had seen him score a century for Oxford University against the tourists. Although he made a promising start to his international career, making 5 in the first Test, he had to withdraw from the next Test at Lord’s due to a severe hay fever attack. Unfortunately, he never played for England again.

After leaving Oxford, Mitchell-Innes’s cricketing appearances for Somerset were limited due to his work overseas in the Sudan Civil Service. However, he made time to play for Somerset whenever he was on leave, both before and after World War II. In 1948, he captained Somerset in a unique joint arrangement, but his work commitments meant he only played five matches that season.

Mitchell-Innes not only represented England but also played for Scotland during his career, scoring 87 against the 1937 New Zealand team. Alongside his cricketing achievements, he also won a Blue at golf, showcasing his sporting prowess across multiple disciplines.

On the death of former Surrey and England bowler Alf Gover in October 2001, Mitchell-Innes became England’s oldest living Test cricketer. He held this title until his passing on December 28, 2006. Despite his cricketing success, Mitchell-Innes remained modest, good-natured, and free from cynicism or regrets. He fondly remembered his playing days at The Parks, battling against renowned players like Wally Hammond.

Throughout his career, Mitchell-Innes faced some setbacks, such as missing out on potential opportunities due to hay fever. Nevertheless, he left behind a legacy as a talented cricketer and a well-respected figure in the sport. He will always be remembered as a stylish batsman with a good eye for the game.

Norman Stewart Mitchell-Innes, affectionately known as Mandy, will forever be remembered as an influential figure in English cricket history. His contributions on and off the field will continue to inspire future generations of cricketers.

Mandy Mitchell-Innes Career Stats

Mandy Mitchell-Innes Batting Stats

Batting Matches Innings Nos Runs High Score Ave BF SR 100s 50s 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 1 1 0 5 5 5 - - 0 0 - 0 0 0
T20Is - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
FC 132 239 18 6944 207 31.42 - - 13 32 - - 151 0
List A - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
T20s - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

Mandy Mitchell-Innes Bowling Stats

Bowling Matches Innings Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10w
Tests 1 - - - - - - - - - - - -
T20Is - - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs - - - - - - - - - - - - -
FC 132 - 4897 2846 82 4/65 - 34.7 3.48 59.7 - 0 0
List A - - - - - - - - - - - - -
T20s - - - - - - - - - - - - -

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