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Arthur Birkett

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 1
Silver 0
Bronze 0
Total 1
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameArthur Ernest Burrington•Birkett
Used nameArthur•Birkett
Born25 October 1875 in Exeter, Devon, England (GBR)
Died1 April 1941 in Hammersmith, Greater London, England (GBR)
AffiliationsDevon & Somerset Wanderers, Castle Cary (GBR)
NOC Great Britain


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 Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1900 Summer Olympics Cricket GBR Arthur Birkett
Cricket, Men (Olympic) Devon and Somerset Wanderers 1 Gold