William West (umpire)

William Arthur John West was a boxer, a first-class cricketer and Test match umpire.

William West
Personal information
Born(1862-11-17)17 November 1862
Birmingham, England
Died22 February 1938(1938-02-22) (aged 75)[1]
Northampton, England
Sportboxing / cricket


West played in five first-class matches for Marylebone Cricket Club, scoring 182 runs at 26 with a highest score of 74 against Lancashire. A right arm quick bowler, he also took five wickets at just 20 apiece. He stood in the match between North and South in 1890 and continued to umpire for the next 45 years, until his final season in 1935. He officiated in nine Test matches, from his first England v Australia test in 1896 to the 1912 Triangular Tournament featuring England, Australia and South Africa.[2]


West won the Amateur Boxing Association 1885 heavyweight title, when boxing out of the Northampton ABC.[3]


  1. ^ "Index entry". FreeBMD. ONS. Retrieved 18 December 2021.
  2. ^ https://cricketarchive.com/Archive/Players/33/33750/33750.html William West], cricketarchive.com
  3. ^ "Amateur Boxing Association Championships". The Sportsman. 4 April 1885. Retrieved 18 December 2021 – via British Newspaper Archive.