Arthur Mold (27 May 1863 – 29 April 1921) was an English professional
cricketer. He began his cricket career playing for Banbury and
Northamptonshire in the mid-1880s, then played first-class cricket for
Lancashire as a fast bowler between 1889 and 1901. A Wisden Cricketer of
the Year in 1892, he was selected for England in three Test matches in
1893. Mold was one of the most effective bowlers in England during the
1890s but his career was overshadowed by controversy over his bowling
action; many critics thought he threw rather than bowled the ball. He
was penalised in 1900 and 1901 by the umpire Jim Phillips, who had
targeted several prominent bowlers with dubious bowling actions.
Although Mold took 1,673 wickets in first-class matches, many
commentators viewed his achievements as tainted. After his departure
from the game, throwing ceased to be a concern in English cricket for 50
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