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Arthur Birkett

Full name: Arthur Ernest Burrington Birkett
Gender: Male
Born: October 25, 1875 in Exeter, Devon, Great Britain
Died: April 1, 1941 in Hammersmith, Greater London, Great Britain
Affiliations: Devon & Somerset Wanderers, Castle Cary (GBR)
Country: GBR Great Britain
Sport: Cricket

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)


A Devonian Arthur Birkett was educated at Blundell’s School where he was in the cricket XI, and he later played for the Castle Cary club. Birkett opened the batting with captain [Charles Beachcroft] at the 1900 Olympics but scored just one in the first innings and did not bat in the second. Some sources say that Birkett was captain of the British team but most newspaper reports of the day say Beachcroft was the skipper. Birkett inherited the family wool merchants business on the death of his father in 1902.


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1900 Summer 24 Paris Cricket Men's Cricket Devon and Somerset Wanderers GBR 1 Gold
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