The son of William Shrewsbury, and nephew of his more illustrious namesake, Arthur Shrewsbury junior, made his first class debut for Nottinghamshire v Sussex at Hove in July 1892.
He was just 18, born in Nottingham on 4 July 1874, and the favourable impression he made, whilst adding 64 for the 10th wicket with M. Sherwin, seemed to foreshow a promising career. In fact his matches for Nottinghamshire were limited to three all in 1892.
He was described as a useful medium pace bowler, capital bat and slip field.
His name is rarely found in local matches and as far as could be discovered he had no professional engagements, so his cricket career seems to have been very brief.
Arthur Shrewsbury died on 6 October 1917.
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