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Verity, Hedley
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Test: 1931 - 1939
First Class: 1930 - 1939
England (Country)
Yorkshire (Regional)

1933 4th Test: England capture Ashes (Gabba)

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Skillful left arm spinner, paid the price in the War

Verity, Hedley

Hedley Verity was born on May 18, 1905 in Headingley, Leeds, Yorkshire. He died from his wounds after being captured as a prisoner of war on July 31, 1943 in Caserta, Italy. He was a Captain in the Green Howard's at the time of his death aged 38 years

Verity's remarkable figures of 10 wickets for 10 runs for Yorkshire against Nottinghamshire at Leeds in 1932 is a remarkable achievement that got him first noticed. He was 28 years old and still to fully emerge from the shadow of the great Wilfred Rhodes, who dominated Yorkshire cricket for more than three decades.

Verity dismissed Don Bradman eight times in Tests - more than anyone else, and he took 14 wickets in one day in the 1934 Lord's Test. The feat was so great it even warranted a mention by Hercule Poirot in the television series.

In 1933, he took 17 Essex wickets in a single day and took a career-best 211 wickets in 1935 as Yorkshire won the championship. On September 1, 1939, as war threatened to engulf Europe he took seven Sussex wickets for just nine runs.

As a lower order batsman, Verity had a neat defense and sound technique. After several injuries to their batsman on the 1936/37 Ashes tour, Verity opened the batting with Charles Barnett in the 4th Test at Adelaide. He made a gritty 19 and 17

Source: CricketCrowd Staff Reporter

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