August 3, 1903, Featherstone, Yorkshire. Died: April 16, 1974 (Aged 70)
Left-hand bat, Slow left-arm orthodox
1935. YCCC Cap No. 75.
BATTING AND FIELDING AVERAGES
A slow left-arm bowler who played for Yorkshire between 1928 and 1936. He played in the same era as the great Hedley Verity and tended to get his chance when Verity was away with England.
He claimed 93 first-class wickets at a cost of 27.5 runs apiece, was a useful batsman, and a very good close-to-the-wicket fieldsman. He liked to collect maiden overs more than most and, using a low trajectory, bowling just short of a length, he was a most successful League professional and his style of bowling would have suited him to the modern game
Fisher was the first bowler to register a hat-trick of lbw victims when he took 5-12 against Somerset at Sheffield in August 1932. Umpire Alex Skelding, after raising his finger for the first two victims stared up the wicket at the third batsman and finally announced: "As God's my judge, that's out, too," and lifted his finger.
Earlier in the same week Fisher had taken 6-11 against Leicestershire at Bradford.
He died on April 16, aged 70.
JMB October 2010