Norman Whiting

Norman Whiting

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Norman Harry Whiting (born 2 October 1920) is a former English cricketer who played 59 first-class matches for Worcestershire in the late 1940s and early 1950s. He was born in Wollaston, which at that time lay within Worcestershire. Primarily a batsman, he also bowled a little in later seasons and occasionally stood in as wicket-keeper.


Whiting made his first-class debut in August 1947 against Northamptonshire, opening the batting with Don Kenyon and scoring 7 and 23. He appeared three more times that season, and six times in 1948, but after a match in May 1949 he had played 18 first-class innings with a top score of a mere 36. Demoted to the Second XI and playing in the Minor Counties Championship, he immediately started to score more heavily and consistently, with eleven successive innings at that level producing scores of between 27 and 87, and at the end of August he was recalled to the first team against the Combined Services, making 56 — his maiden first-class half-century — and 1.

In late May 1950 Whiting scored the first of his two hundreds when he hit 118 against Essex at Romford, sharing a fourth-wicket partnership of 198 with Laddy Outschoorn. Although Whiting played 20 matches in all that year, he made only one further half-century — 58 against Nottinghamshire in late June — and finished the season with a batting average of a bare 20.

1951 saw Whiting experience a good start to his summer, with 68* against Sussex and...
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