Percy Ashton

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Percy Ashton (27 February 1895 — 18 September 1934) was an Indian-born English cricketer. He was a right-arm medium-fast bowler who played for Essex. He was born in Calcutta and died in Bigbury-on-Sea.

Ashton, who also played for Marylebone Cricket Club and Reigate Priory in miscellaneous matches in 1922 and 1928 respectively, made a single first-class appearance for Essex during the 1924 season, against Middlesex. From the lower-middle order, he scored 31 runs in the first innings in which he batted and 21 runs in the second.

Ashton took figures of 1-55 from a 12-over spell with the ball, taking the wicket of Patsy Hendren.

Family[edit]

Ashton's mother, Victoria Alexandrina Inglis, was the daughter of Sir John Eardley Wilmot Inglis, who commanded the British forces at the Siege of Lucknow and Julia Selina Thesiger.[1]

Ashton's brothers, Claude, Hubert, and Gilbert Ashton, and uncles Alfred and John Inglis also played first-class cricket.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Victoria Alexandrina Inglis". Family Search. Retrieved 17 April 2011. 

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