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Roy Tattersall

Roy Tattersall

(1922 – 2011)

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Roy Tattersall

Roy Tattersall
(1922 – 2011)

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(1922 – 2011)
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This is an online tribute dedicated to Roy Tattersall who was an English cricketer who played for Lancashire and played sixteen Tests for England as a specialist off spin bowler. He was born at Bolton, Lancashire, England.
Roy Tattersall had an unusual style, quite different from the orthodox Jim Laker, who kept him out of a Test place for most of his career. Roy Tattersall held his index finger around the seam of the ball and this allowed him to bowl a carefully disguised away-swinger to supplement his sharp off-break. He was rather faster than Laker, and this served to increase his penetration on the many wet wickets of his home county. Of small account as a batsman, he did nonetheless help Reg Simpson in
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a tenth wicket stand of 74 to give England its first victory over Australia since their record win at The Oval in 1938.
Roy Tattersall died on the 9th December 2011. This is an online memorial dedicated to his life. May he rest in peace.
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Roy Tattersall

This is an online tribute dedicated to Roy Tattersall who was an English cricketer who played for Lancashire and played sixteen Tests for England as a specialist off spin bowler. He was born at Bolton, Lancashire, England.
Roy Tattersall had an unusual style, quite different from the orthodox Jim Laker, who kept him out of a Test place for most of his career. Roy Tattersall held his index finger around the seam of the ball and this allowed him to bowl a carefully disguised away-swinger to supplement his sharp off-break. He was rather faster than Laker, and this served to increase his penetration on the many wet wickets of his home county. Of small account as a batsman, he did nonetheless help Reg Simpson in...

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