Frank King (cricketer, born 1911)

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Frank King
Personal information
Full name Frank King
Born (1911-04-06)6 April 1911
Lewisham, London, England
Died 1 November 1996(1996-11-01) (aged 85)
Sherborne, Dorset, England
Batting style Right-handed
Bowling style Right-arm fast-medium
Domestic team information
Years Team
1937–1954 Dorset
1934–1935 Cambridge University
Career statistics
Competition First-class
Matches 10
Runs scored 68
Batting average 6.80
100s/50s –/–
Top score 16*
Balls bowled 1,509
Wickets 22
Bowling average 27.95
5 wickets in innings 2
10 wickets in match
Best bowling 6/64
Catches/stumpings 7/–
Source: Cricinfo, 21 November 2011

Frank King (6 April 1911 – 1 November 1996) was an English cricketer. King was a right-handed batsman who bowled right-arm fast-medium. He was born at Lewisham, London and educated at Dulwich College.

King made his first-class debut for Cambridge University against Northamptonshire in 1934. He made nine further first-class appearances for the university, the last of which came against the Free Foresters in 1935.[1] In his ten first-class appearances, he scored 68 runs at an average of 6.80, with a high score of 16 not out.[2] With the ball, he took 22 wickets at a bowling average of 27.95, with best figures of 6/64.[3] These figures, which were one of two five wicket hauls he took, came against Worcestershire in 1934.[4]

In 1937, King made his debut for Dorset in the Minor Counties Championship against Wiltshire. He played for Dorset after World War II, making a total of 49 Minor Counties Championship appearances from 1937 to 1954.[5]

He died at Sherborne, Dorset on 1 November 1996.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "First-Class Matches played by Frank King". CricketArchive. Retrieved 21 November 2011. 
  2. ^ "First-class Batting and Fielding For Each Team by Frank King". CricketArchive. Retrieved 21 November 2011. 
  3. ^ "First-class Bowling For Each Team by Frank King". CricketArchive. Retrieved 21 November 2011. 
  4. ^ "Worcestershire v Cambridge University, 1934". CricketArchive. Retrieved 21 November 2011. 
  5. ^ "Minor Counties Championship Matches played by Frank King". CricketArchive. Retrieved 21 November 2011. 

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