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Arnold Sidebottom

Arnie Sidebottom
Personal information
Date of birth (1954-04-01) 1 April 1954 (age 60)
Place of birthShawlands, Barnsley, England
Playing positionDefender
Senior career*
YearsTeamApps(Gls)
1972-1975Manchester United16(0)
1975-1978Huddersfield Town61(5)
1978-1979Halifax Town21(2)
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* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).
Arnie Sidebottom
Personal information
Full name Arnold Sidebottom
Born (1954-04-01) 1 April 1954 (age 60)
Shawlands, Barnsley, England
Relations RJ Sidebottom (son)
International information
National side
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Only Test (cap 512) 11 July 1985 v Australia
Domestic team information
YearsTeam
1973–1991 Yorkshire
1981–1984 Orange Free State
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Source: CricketArchive, 16 April 2010

Arnold "Arnie" Sidebottom (born 1 April 1954, Shawlands, Barnsley, Yorkshire, England)[1] is an English former footballer and cricketer, who played cricket for Yorkshire and played one Test match for England.

Football

Sidebottom started off as a professional footballer, playing as a central defender. He joined Manchester United as an amateur in January 1971, and turned professional in 1972. He replaced the injured Jim Holton during the 1974–75 season in the Second Division.[2] He did help United win the Second Division Championship in that season, but was soon transferred in January 1976 to Huddersfield Town, after making 20 appearances for United.[3] He later played for Halifax Town as well.

In 2007, he was voted in at Number 5 in The Times poll of the "50 Worst footballers (to grace the top division)."[4]

Cricket

Sidebottom also had a cricketing career, and first played for Yorkshire in 1973, but did not win his county cap till 1980. Test match cricket seemed to have passed him by when he went to South Africa as part of the rebel tour led by Graham Gooch in 1982, which also earned him a three-year Test ban.[1] He also played for Orange Free State. After the ban ended, he was a surprise call up for the Trent Bridge Test in 1985 against Australia, where he took 1 for 65 before limping off injured. His only wicket was that of Bob Holland. Sidebottom himself admitted that his Test selection came when he was past his prime.[5]

He continued playing for Yorkshire until 1991, and then went into coaching. He finally left Yorkshire in 2003.

His son, Ryan Sidebottom, is a left-arm fast bowler who has played cricket for both Yorkshire and Nottinghamshire, and has also represented England – in both Tests and One Day Internationals. He retired from international cricket in September 2010.[6]

Arnie Sidebottom now coaches football and cricket to pupils at Woodhouse Grove School, West Yorkshire. He also coaches cricket to young cricketers at Thongsbridge Cricket Club.

See also

  • One Test Wonder

References

External links

  • Cricinfo page on Arnie Sidebottom
  • CricketArchive page on Arnie Sidebottom
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