Arthur Edward Liddicut

Name: Liddicut, Arthur Edward
Date of Birth: 17 October 1891
(d 8 April 1983)
Career: 1912/13 - 1936/37
Teams: St Kilda, Fitzroy
Matches: 251
Batting Style: RHB 
Bowling Style: Right Arm Fast Medium





"Arthur Liddicut was a fine all-rounder for St Kilda (14 matches), Fitzroy (237) and Victoria (54) during the 1920s and 30s, who later became a prominent coach, administrator for Fitzroy and the VCA and an ABC radio commentator in the 1950s.

Liddicut first came to notice when he scored 129 for a Geelong XV against the touring Englishmen in January 1913, a performance which earned Liddicut first class selection for Victoria before he had played District Cricket. He twice toured New Zealand, once with an Australian Second XI in 1920/21 and then with a Victorian side in 1924/25, and performed well on both occasions.

Liddicut played in 5 VCA Finals for Fitzroy, but for just one premiership - in 1930/31 when he captained the Lions to victory over South Melbourne at the Albert Ground. Liddicut's 114 and 4/40 was instrumental in the victory. His record at District level was outstanding with 6779 runs and 544 wickets in 251 matches between 1912/13 and 1936/37. He twice took 14 wickets in a match - 14/49 (6/23 & 8/26) v Prahran in 1929/30 and 14/67 (8/37 & 6/30) v Hawthorn/East Melbourne in 1931/32. He won Fitzroy's batting average six times and the bowling average eight times.

Although Liddicut often batted at low as number nine or ten for Victoria, he was good enough to score three first class centuries and total 2177 runs @ 30.24 for the State. His highest score was 152 against South Australia at the MCG in 1920/21. He also scored 102 against a touring English team in 1922/23 (after taking 4/16) and 132 against New South Wales at Sydney in 1925/26. His lively pace bowling earned him 118 wickets @ 27.64 with 7/40 v Tasmania in 1929/30 his best figures.

Liddicut served as a Fitzroy Delegate to the VCA for 39 seasons (1931/32-1969/70). He was a VCA Pennant Committee member (1933/34-1961/62) for 29 seasons, the last 21 as Chairman. He was elected VCA Vice-President in 1969/70."

Innings N.O. Runs Batting Avg High Score 50s 100s
 242   43 6779 34.07 132*  37  13

Runs Wickets Bowling Avg Best 5wi 10wm Ct/St
9389 544 17.26 8.26  35  3 94