Montague Ainslie (cricketer)

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Montague Ainslie
Personal information
Full name Montague Mordaunt Ainslie
Born 8 May 1823
Humeerpore, British India
Died 22 March 1896(1896-03-22) (aged 72)
Windermere, Westmorland, England
Batting style Unknown
Bowling style Unknown
Domestic team information
Years Team
1847 Marylebone Cricket Club
1843–1845 Oxford University
Career statistics
Competition First-class
Matches 10
Runs scored 98
Batting average 5.44
100s/50s –/–
Top score 16
Balls bowled ?
Wickets 4
Bowling average ?
5 wickets in innings
10 wickets in match
Best bowling 3/?
Catches/stumpings –/–
Source: Cricinfo, 27 April 2014

Montague Mordaunt Ainslie (8 May 1823 – 22 March 1896) was an English cricketer active in the 1840s, making ten appearances in first-class cricket. One of sixteen children of Montague Ainslie,[1] he was born at Humeerpore in British India.

Career[edit]

Ainslie attended Eton College, where he captained the college cricket team, before undertaking studies at Magdalen College, Oxford. While at Oxford he played first-class cricket for Oxford University, making his debut against the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) at Bullingdon Green in 1843. He played first-class cricket for Oxford on seven further occasions up to 1845.[2] He later made two further appearances in first-class matches, playing for the MCC against Oxford University in 1847, before playing for the Gentlemen of Kent against the Gentlemen of England in 1849.[2] A poor batsman of unknown-handedness, Ainslie scored 98 runs in his ten first-class matches, averaging just 5.44.[3] As a bowler it is known he took 4 wickets, however due to incomplete records, it is only known that he took a maximum of 3 in one innings.[3]

Outside of cricket, he had a career as a successful barrister. Ainslie died at Windermere, Westmorland on 22 March 1896. His brother William George Ainslie was a businessman and politician.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Genealogy Data, dat5". www.ainslie.org.uk. Retrieved 27 April 2014. 
  2. ^ a b "First-Class Matches played by Montague Ainslie". CricketArchive. Retrieved 27 April 2014. 
  3. ^ a b "Player profile: Montague Ainslie". CricketArchive. Retrieved 27 April 2014. 

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