F. S. Ashley-Cooper

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F.S. Ashley-Cooper

Frederick Samuel Ashley-Cooper (born c. 22 March 1877 in Bermondsey, London; died 31 January 1932 in Milford, near Godalming, Surrey) was a cricket historian and statistician.

According to Wisden, Ashley-Cooper wrote "103 books and pamphlets on the game ... besides a very large amount of matter including 40,000 biographical or obituary notices".[1] Frail and short-sighted, he never played cricket, and seldom watched, but his "total involvement in the game almost precluded every other interest".[2]

His most notable works were:

  • Cricket Magazine (1900) reproducing notices of known matches played 1742 to 1751
  • Sussex Cricket and Cricketers (1901)
  • Curiosities of First-Class Cricket 1730-1901 (1901)
  • Nottinghamshire Cricket and Cricketers (1923)
  • The Hambledon Cricket Chronicle 1772-1796 (1924)
  • Cricket Highways and Byways (1927) (essays)
  • Kent Cricket Matches 1719-1880 (1929)

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Quoted in E.W. Swanton, Follow On, Collins, London, 1977, p. 207.
  2. ^ Swanton, p. 207.

Further reading[edit]

  • Wynne-Thomas, P., F S Ashley-Cooper - A Biographical Sketch & Bibliography, ACS, 2003