Ashley Walker

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Ashley Walker (22 June 1844 – 26 May 1927) was an English amateur first-class cricketer, who played nine games for Yorkshire County Cricket Club from 1863 to 1870,[1] ten for Cambridge University from 1864 to 1866, and one match for the North of England in 1870. He also played for the South Wales Cricket Club from 1875 to 1876. His cousin, Charles Walker, played one first-class match for the Gentlemen of the North.

Born in Bowling, Bradford, Yorkshire, England, Walker was a right-handed batsman, who scored 531 first-class runs at 15.61, with a top score of 65 against the MCC. He took eighteen wickets with his right arm slow roundarm bowling at 16.05, with his best analysis being 6 for 89 against Surrey.

He also played for Staffordshire but, in 1875, he moved to Swansea, before serving in the public education department in Ceylon from 1876 to 1901. Whilst there he played cricket, especially at the Royal College Colombo and, in 1885 and 1886, Walker captained teams to Madras and Bombay. He also played for the Yorkshire Gentlemen team in its early days.

Walker died in May 1927 in Harrold, Bedfordshire, England.


  1. ^ Warner, David (2011). The Yorkshire County Cricket Club: 2011 Yearbook (113th ed.). Ilkley, Yorkshire: Great Northern Books. p. 380. ISBN 978-1-905080-85-4. 

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