Arnold Warren (2 April 1875 – 3 September 1951) was an English cricketer who played first-class cricket for Derbyshire between 1897 and 1920 and played for England in 1905. He was the first bowler from Derbyshire to take 100 wickets in a season, a feat he performed three times.

Arnold Warren
Arnold Warren c1908.jpg
Personal information
Full nameArnold Warren[1]
Born(1875-04-02)2 April 1875
Codnor, Derbyshire, England
Died3 September 1951(1951-09-03) (aged 76)
Codnor, England
BattingRight-handed batsman
BowlingRight-arm fast
International information
National side
Only Test (cap 143)3 July 1905 v Australia
Domestic team information
Career statistics
Competition Tests First-class
Matches 1 255
Runs scored 7 5,507
Batting average 7.00 13.73
100s/50s 0/0 1/11
Top score 7 123
Balls bowled 236 42,942
Wickets 6 939
Bowling average 18.83 24.55
5 wickets in innings 1 72
10 wickets in match 0 15
Best bowling 5/57 8/69
Catches/stumpings 1/0 195/0
Source: [1], 26 April 2010

Cricket careerEdit

He made his debut for Derbyshire against Lancashire in May 1897.[2] During his time at Derbyshire, he was partnered by Billy Bestwick in a dangerous fast-bowling partnership that never gained much reward because they had very small totals to bowl at.[2] Though rarely judged a better bowler than Bestwick, it was owing to his superiority as a batsman and fieldsman that Warren gained the pair's only England cap against Australia at Headingley in 1905.

He played in the Headingley (Leeds) Ashes Test of 1905.[2] A very tall, right-arm fast bowler who operated off a long, bounding approach, he took 5 for 57 in the first innings of a drawn match.[3] Although he dismissed the cream of Australia's batting, taking the prized wicket of Victor Trumper in both innings, he was not selected again.[2]

In 1910, when playing against Warwickshire at Blackwell Warren scored 123 in less than three hours in a ninth-wicket stand of 283 with John Chapman.[2] This remains a world record in all first-class cricket.[2]

Football careerEdit

Arnold Warren
Warren while with Brentford in 1902
Personal information
Playing position Outside right
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
Heanor Town
Ripley Athletic
1899 Glossop 0 (0)
Ripley Athletic
1901 Derby County 8 (2)
1902–1903 Brentford 15 (2)
Ripley Athletic
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Warren played as an outside right in the Football League for Derby County and in the Southern League for Brentford in the early 1900s.[1][4][5] He also played non-league football for Heanor Town and Ripley Athletic.[1] Warren's Brentford career ended when he was jailed for six months for causing an affray in a local pub.[4]

First World WarEdit

Despite being 40 years old and not eligible to serve, Warren lied about his age and enlisted in the Royal Garrison Artillery during the First World War.[2] He suffered upper body wounds from a shell blast in France in 1917 and was discharged in February 1919, three months after the armistice.[2] Warren reached the rank of lance bombardier.[2]

Personal lifeEdit

Warren was born in Codnor, Derbyshire, the son of John Warren, a builder, and his wife Mary.[2] Warren died in his hometown at the age of 76.[2]


  1. ^ a b c Joyce, Michael (2012). Football League Players' Records 1888 to 1939. Nottingham: Tony Brown. p. 302. ISBN 190589161X.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k "Arnold Warren". Retrieved 12 February 2016.
  3. ^ "3rd Test: England v Australia at Leeds, Jul 3–5, 1905". espncricinfo. Retrieved 18 December 2011.
  4. ^ a b Haynes, Graham (1998). A-Z Of Bees: Brentford Encyclopaedia. Yore Publications. pp. 37–38. ISBN 1 874427 57 7.
  5. ^ White, Eric, ed. (1989). 100 Years Of Brentford. Brentford FC. p. 357. ISBN 0951526200.

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