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Derek Shackleton (August 12, 1924 – 28 September 2007) was a Hampshire and England bowler. An inning, or innings, is a fixed-length segment of a game in any of a variety of Sports &ndash most notably Cricket and Baseball during For other uses see Stump (disambiguation Stump is a term used in the Sport of Cricket where has three different meanings Events 1304 - Wars of Scottish Independence: Fall of Stirling Castle - King Edward I of England takes the last rebel stronghold Year 1950 ( MCML) was a Common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Events 392 - Arbogast has Eugenius elected Western Roman Emperor. Year 1963 ( MCMLXIII) was a Common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Events 1099 - First Crusade: Battle of Ascalon - Crusaders under the command of Godfrey of Bouillon defeat Fatimid Year 1924 ( MCMXXIV) was a Leap year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Events 48 BC - Pompey the Great is assassinated on orders of King Ptolemy of Egypt after landing in Egypt. Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. Hampshire County Cricket Club is one of the 18 major county clubs which make up the English domestic Cricket structure representing the historic county The England cricket team is the national cricket team which represents England and Wales. Muralijpg|thumb|250px|right|The world's leading off-spin bowler Muttiah Muralitharan sends down a delivery]] A bowler in the Sport of Cricket is usually He took over 100 wickets in 20 consecutive seasons of first-class cricket, but only played in 7 Tests for England. First-class cricket refers to the class of Cricket matches of three or more days scheduled duration between two sides of eleven players and officially adjudged first-class by Test cricket is the longest form of the Sport of Cricket. It has long been considered the ultimate test of playing ability between cricketing nations As of 2007, he has the seventh-highest tally of first-class wickets, and the most first-class wickets of any player who began his career after the Second World War. He holds the record for the most first-class wickets taken by any Hampshire player.
Shackleton was born in Todmorden, on the border between Lancashire and Yorkshire in England. Todmorden is a Market town and Civil parish, within the Metropolitan Borough of Calderdale, in West Yorkshire, England Lancashire is a non-metropolitan county of historic origin in the North West of England, bounded to the west by the Irish Sea Yorkshire is a historic county of Northern England and the largest in Great Britain. England is a Country which is part of the United Kingdom. Its inhabitants account for more than 83% of the total UK population whilst its mainland Both of his parents were weavers. This article describes textile weaving For other senses of this word see Weaving (disambiguation. He was educated at Roomfield School, where he played cricket and football.
Shackleton began his career in the Yorkshire and Lancashire leagues as an all-rounder bowling some medium pace, but decided to concentrate on leg spin. An all-rounder is a Cricket player who excels at both batting and bowling. Cricket is a team sport played between two teams of eleven It is known for its rich terminology Leg spin is a style of Spin bowling in Cricket. A leg spinner bowls right-arm with a Wrist spin action causing the ball to spin anti-clockwise at the point He was also signed by Burnley F.C. as a goalkeeper. Burnley Football Club, nicknamed The Clarets, is a professional football club managed by Owen Coyle and based in Burnley, Lancashire He joined the Army in 1942, entering the Pioneer Corps, and played Services cricket and football. The Royal Pioneer Corps was a British Army combatant corps used for light engineering tasks He was signed by Hampshire in 1948, after being spotted by the Hampshire coach, Sam Staples. Originally destined to be a batsman, he was encouraged to return to pace bowling. In his first season he did little of note, but in 1949, despite unfavourable pitches, Shackleton became the mainstay of Hampshire's attack. He took 100 wickets in 20 consecutive seasons, from 1949 until his retirement at the end of 1968. Only Wilf Rhodes has taken 100 wickets in more seasons. Wilfred Rhodes (born October 29, 1877, North Moor Kirkheaton, near Huddersfield, Yorkshire; died July 8, 1973 Shackleton almost reached a thousand runs as a batsman in his first season, but his batting subsequently declined until he was firmly entrenched in the lower order by the mid-1950s. He was awarded his county cap in 1949. A cap is an appearance for a select team such as a school county or international team in sports
Shackleton's talent was soon recognised, and he played his first Test against the West Indies in 1950. Test cricket is the longest form of the Sport of Cricket. It has long been considered the ultimate test of playing ability between cricketing nations The West Indian cricket team, also known colloquially as The Windies or The West Indies, is a multi-national Cricket team representing With the pitches plumb and batsmen willing to hit him, Shackleton enjoyed little success. Frank Worrell scored a double century, and Everton Weekes a century, in his debut match. Sir Frank Mortimer Maglinne Worrell (1 August 1924 Bank Hall St Michael Barbados – 13 March 1967 Kingston Jamaica) is sometimes referred to by his nickname Sir Everton DeCourcey Weekes, KCMG, GCM, OBE (born 26 February, 1925) is a leading former West Indian Cricketer He failed on his only chance of an Ashes tour, but he was already one of the best opening bowlers in county cricket. The Ashes is a Test cricket series played between England and Australia. County cricket is the highest level of domestic Cricket in England and Wales After another successful season in 1951, Shackleton was chosen to tour India in 1951/1952, but though accurate he lacked penetration on the slow Indian turf. With Alec Bedser, and later Fred Trueman, Brian Statham and Frank Tyson providing England's with penetrating pace bowling, Shackleton had no opportunities in Test cricket for over a decade. Sir Alec Victor Bedser, CBE, (born 4 July 1918) was a professional English Cricketer chairman of selectors for the English national Frederick Sewards Trueman OBE (February 6 1931 – July 1 2006 was a Yorkshire and England Cricketer regarded as one of the greatest John Brian "George" Statham CBE ( June 17, 1930, Denton, Manchester – June 10, 2000, Stockport Frank Holmes Tyson (born 6 June 1930 in Farnworth, near Bolton, Lancashire) was an England Cricketer of the
His county record continued to improve: he took 150 wickets for 20. 46 each in 1953, and bettered that in 1955 with 159 and 1958 with 165. In 1955, Shackleton had the outstanding match analysis of 14 for 29 against Somerset at Weston-super-Mare, taking 8-4 in the first innings and 6-25 in the second. Weston-super-Mare is a Seaside resort town and Civil parish in North Somerset, England. He was a Wisden Cricketer of the Year in 1959, and recorded his best innings figures, 9 for 30, against Warwickshire at Portsmouth in 1960. The Wisden Cricketers of the Year are Cricketers selected for the honour by the annual publication Wisden Cricketers' Almanack, based primarily on their His captain, Colin Ingleby-Mackenzie, called on him to bowl with Warwickshire on 196-4, playing for a draw with 45 minutes left to play. Alexander Colin David Ingleby-Mackenzie OBE ( 15 September 1933 – 9 March 2006) was an English Cricketer: a As ordered by his captain, he conceded a four to secure the new ball, and then took 6 wickets in 26 deliveries without the batsmen taking another run. He took nine wickets in an innings on three further occasions, and also took five wickets in nine balls against Leicestershire in 1950, but never managed to take a hat-trick. A hat-trick in Sports is associated with succeeding at anything three times in three consecutive attempts
Shackleton's high work rate reached new levels in the following years: he bowled over 9,000 balls in the dry summer of 1961, spearheading Hampshire's drive to their first County Championship win. The County Championship is the domestic first class Cricket competition in England and Wales. In 1962 Shackleton became the last bowler to bowl 10,000 balls in a season (and only the third who was not a spinner, after J.T. Hearne and Maurice Tate), taking 172 wickets. Spin bowling, sometimes known as slow bowling, is a technique used for bowling in the Sport of Cricket. John Thomas Hearne (born May 3, 1867 in Buckinghamshire, died April 17, 1944 in Buckinghamshire (known either as Jack Hearne Maurice William Tate (born 30 May 1895 in Brighton, Sussex, died 18 May 1956 in Wadhurst, Sussex
His continuing form in 1963 saw Shackleton recalled - surprisingly - to the Test arena for the Second Test against the West Indies at Lord's, alongside Trueman. Lord's Cricket Ground (generally known as Lord's) is a cricket The took three wickets in four balls in his recall match, ending with match figures of 7-165. He was ninth out in England's second innings, chasing six runs to win with two balls left to play. Colin Cowdrey came out to bat with a broken arm, and David Allen defended the last two balls of the match to secure a draw. Michael Colin Cowdrey Baron Cowdrey of Tonbridge, Kt, CBE ( December 24, 1932 - December 4, 2000) was an English David Allen, Dave Allen, David Allan, or Dave Allan may refer to Acting entertainment and broadcasting Dave Allen (comedian Shackleton also supported an irresistible Trueman well with the ball in the Third Test, but was relatively ineffective in the last two games, and never played for England again.
He was the leading first-class wicket-taker every year from 1962 to 1965, and although limited-overs cricket showed his bowling could be hit, Shackleton remained very economical up until his retirement from first-class cricket at the end of 1968 - still among the top ten wicket-takers in the country. NightMatchOldTraffordjpg|right|thumb|350px|A night match at Old Trafford. He played a few limited-overs games in 1969 and 1970, and played for Dorset for a number of years after this, showing he still retained his skill in the 1973 Gillette Cup. Dorset County Cricket Club is one of the county clubs which make up the Minor Counties in the English domestic Cricket structure representing As of 2007, he has the seventh-highest tally of first-class wickets, behind Wilf Rhodes, Tich Freeman, Charlie Parker, Jack Hearne, Tom Goddard and Alex Kennedy. Wilfred Rhodes (born October 29, 1877, North Moor Kirkheaton, near Huddersfield, Yorkshire; died July 8, 1973 Alfred Percy "Tich" Freeman (born 17 May 1888 in London, died 28 January 1965 in Bearsted, Kent) John Thomas Hearne (born May 3, 1867 in Buckinghamshire, died April 17, 1944 in Buckinghamshire (known either as Jack Hearne Tom Goddard ( October 1, 1900, Gloucester, England - May 22, 1966, Gloucester, England; in full Alexander Stuart "Alec" Kennedy (January 24 1891 Edinburgh, Scotland – November 15 1959 Southampton, England) was an Shackleton has the most first-class wickets of any player who played his whole career after the Second World War.  He was also economical, with 35% of his overs being maidens, and conceding an average of only 2 runs per over. Cricket is a team sport played between two teams of eleven It is known for its rich terminology
He bowled mostly in-swingers, with the occasional out-swinger, both moving late, with a classical high and smooth sideways-on action. An inswinger is a type of delivery in the Sport of Cricket. It is bowled by swing bowlers. An outswinger is a type of delivery in the Sport of Cricket. It is bowled by swing bowlers. He could also move the ball off the seam, with a leg cutter, a yorker, and off-spinning slower ball. A leg cutter is a type of delivery in the Sport of Cricket. It is bowled by fast bowlers. In Cricket, a yorker is a delivery where the Cricket ball bounces on the Cricket pitch on or near the Batsman 's popping crease Off spin is a type of bowling in the Sport of Cricket which is bowled by an off spinner a right-handed spin bowler who In the sport of Cricket, a slower ball is a slower-than-usual delivery from a fast bowler. All were metronomically accurate - if the batsman missed, Shackleton would hit the stumps. For other uses see Stump (disambiguation Stump is a term used in the Sport of Cricket where has three different meanings Indeed, nearly half of wickets were bowled or LBW. In the Sport Cricket, leg before wicket (LBW is one of the ways in which a Batsman can be dismissed. And he could bowl all day, off a 12-pace run.
He was described by John Arlott as "shrewd, varied, and utterly accurate, beating down as unremittingly as February rain", and "the modern master of bowling in English conditions". Leslie Thomas John Arlott ( February 25, 1914 &ndash December 14, 1991) was a freelance author whose main subjects were sport and wine a poet
Shackleton married his wife, Kathy, in 1951. She also hailed from his home town, Todmorden. They had a son, Julian Shackleton, who bowled for Gloucestershire, and a daughter.
After retiring from first-class cricket, Shackleton lived at Ferndown and was coach and groundsman at Canford School in Dorset. Ferndown is a Town and Civil parish in the East Dorset district of Dorset, England, situated immediately to the north of Canford School is a full boarding, Coeducational independent private school with a significant minority of day pupils in the village of Canford Magna He also umpired several first-class matches from 1979 to 1982. He finally retired in 1990. He became an honorary member of the MCC in 1994.
He died in Canford Magna in Dorset, survived by his two children, his wife having predeceased him. Canford Magna is a village in Dorset, England. The village is situated just south of the River Stour and lies in between the towns of Wimborne Minster Dorset ( (or archaically, Dorsetshire) is a county in South West England on the English Channel coast