Federated Malay States cricket team

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The Federated Malay States cricket team was a team that represented the Federated Malay States in international cricket matches between 1905 and 1940. Cricket has been played in Peninsular Malaysia since the 1880s, and the Federated Malay States usually combined with the Straits Settlements cricket team to form the Malaya cricket team. Indeed, of their 37 recorded matches, only one was not against the Straits Settlements.[1]


The Federated Malay States met the Straits Settlements 36 times between 1905 and 1940, winning 20 matches. The Straits Settlements won eight times, and eight matches were drawn.[1] They also played one match against Hong Kong in May 1926, winning by an innings.[2] Highlights of the series against the Straits Settlements were 408/9 declared that they scored in 1937, their highest score in the series, and the 218 scored by Cyril Reed in 1933, the highest score in the series.[1]


The following players played for the Federated Malay States and also played first-class cricket:


  1. ^ a b c Encyclopaedia of World Cricket by Roy Morgan, Sports Books Publishing
  2. ^ Scorecard of Federated Malay States v Hong Kong, 30 May 1926 at CricketArchive
  3. ^ Edward Barrett at CricketArchive
  4. ^ Henry Talbot at CricketArchive
  5. ^ Sydney Maartensz at CricketArchive
  6. ^ Maurice Foster at CricketArchive
  7. ^ Claude Bancroft at CricketArchive
  8. ^ Archibald Spooner at CricketArchive
  9. ^ Neville Foster at CricketArchive
  10. ^ Leslie Prentice at CricketArchive
  11. ^ Bert Pratten at CricketArchive
  12. ^ William Cockburn at CricketArchive
  13. ^ Henry Nicoll at CricketArchive
  14. ^ Rattan Jaidka at CricketArchive
  15. ^ Alfred Hill at CricketArchive
  16. ^ Percival Penman at CricketArchive
  17. ^ Lall Singh at CricketArchive
  18. ^ Herbert Hopkins at CricketArchive
  19. ^ Christopher Foster at CricketArchive
  20. ^ William Smith at CricketArchive
  21. ^ TK Sukumaran at CricketArchive
  22. ^ Cyril Reed at CricketArchive
  23. ^ Thomas Hart at CricketArchive