Arthur Gilligan, brother of A.H.H, and EW. of Essex, was a right-hand batsman and right-arm fast medium bowler who played 227 matches between 1920 and 1932.
He won a blue at Cambridge University in 1919 and 1920. He scored 6,712 runs including 8 centuries at an average of 20.28 and took 637 wickets at 21.02 runs each including 5 wickets in an innings on 32 occasions and 10 wickets in a match 3 times. He reached 100 wickets in a season twice. He took a hat-trick against Surrey at The Oval in 1923
He played 11 Test Matches from 1922-23 to 1924-25 and captained England in nine of them including the tour to Australia in 1924-25. He was captain of Sussex from 1922 to 1929 and was one of the most inspiring leaders who set new fielding standards.