Edward Austin (cricketer)

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Edward Austin
Personal information
Full name Edward James Austin
Born (1847-09-25)25 September 1847
Buckland Ripers, Dorset, England
Died 13 April 1891(1891-04-13) (aged 43)
Pimlico, London, England
Batting style Right-handed
Bowling style Unknown arm roundarm medium
Domestic team information
Years Team
1869 Oxford University
Career statistics
Competition First-class
Matches 1
Runs scored 10
Batting average 10.00
100s/50s –/–
Top score 10
Balls bowled 96
Wickets 2
Bowling average 29.00
5 wickets in innings
10 wickets in match
Best bowling 2/58
Catches/stumpings 1/–
Source: Cricinfo, 26 December 2011

Edward James Austin (25 September 1847 – 13 April 1891) was an English cricketer. Austin was a right-handed batsman who bowled roundarm medium pace, though which arm he bowled with is unknown. He was born at Buckland Ripers, Dorset.

While studying at the University of Oxford, Austin made a single first-class appearance for Oxford University against the Marylebone Cricket Club at the Magdalen Ground, Oxford in 1869.[1] Austin ended unbeaten on 0 in Oxford University's first-innings of 75 all out, while in the Marylebone Cricket Club's first-innings of 229 all out, Austin took the wickets of Herbert Stewart and John West, finishing with figures of 2/58 from 24 overs. In Oxford University's second-innings, Austin was dismissed for 10 runs by George Wootton, with the university being dismissed for 124 to lose the match by an innings and 30 runs.[2] This was his only major appearance for Oxford University.

He died at Pimlico, London on 13 April 1891.


  1. ^ "First-Class Matches played by Edward Austin". CricketArchive. Retrieved 26 December 2011. 
  2. ^ "Oxford University v Marylebone Cricket Club 1869". CricketArchive. Retrieved 26 December 2011. 

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