Alan Payne

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Alan Payne
Personal information
Full name Alan Undy Payne
Born (1903-01-28)28 January 1903
Witney, Oxfordshire, England
Died 16 August 1977(1977-08-16) (aged 74)
Braintree, Essex, England
Batting style Right-handed
Bowling style Right-arm medium-fast
Domestic team information
Years Team
1925 Cambridge University
1923–1929 Buckinghamshire
Career statistics
Competition First-class
Matches 7
Runs scored 86
Batting average 10.75
100s/50s –/–
Top score 27*
Balls bowled 96
Wickets 1
Bowling average 36.00
5 wickets in innings
10 wickets in match
Best bowling 1/36
Catches/stumpings 2/–
Source: Cricinfo, 14 May 2011
For the Australian naval architect, see Alan Payne (naval architect).

Alan Undy Payne (28 January 1903 – 16 August 1977) was an English cricketer. Payne was a right-handed batsman who bowled right-arm medium pace. He was born in Witney, Oxfordshire and educated at St Edmund's School, Canterbury and Jesus College, Cambridge.[1]

Payne made his first-class debut for Cambridge University against Leicestershire in 1925. During the course of the 1925 season, he played a further six first-class matches, the last coming against Oxford University.[2] His awarding of a Cambridge Blue at the end of that season proved controversial and was widely criticised. His batting average that season was just 10.75, with a high score of 27*,[3] while his bowling had yielded just one wicket.[4][5] He was preferred to two batsmen on the team, one a previous blue and both established county players.[5] His captain, Tris Bennett, explained that Payne was "the equal of any fieldsman in England" and was worth his place in the team for his fielding alone.[6]

Payne was a Minor counties cricketer for Buckinghamshire, who he debuted for in the 1923 Minor Counties Championship against Bedfordshire. He played Minor counties cricket for Buckinghamshire from 1923 to 1929, making 37 appearances.[7]

He later became a master at his old school, St Edmund's School, before undertaking the same role at Felsted School.[5] Outside of cricket, he played field hockey to a high standard.

His wife, Muriel Irene Payne, died on 19 September 1945, aged 43.[8] Payne died in hospital in Braintree, Essex on 16 August 1977.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Player profile: Alan Payne". CricketArchive. Retrieved 15 May 2011. (Subscription required (help)). 
  2. ^ "First-Class Matches played by Alan Payne". CricketArchive. Retrieved 15 May 2011. (Subscription required (help)). 
  3. ^ "First-class Batting and Fielding For Each Team by Alan Payne". CricketArchive. Retrieved 15 May 2011. (Subscription required (help)). 
  4. ^ "First-class Bowling For Each Team by Alan Payne". CricketArchive. Retrieved 15 May 2011. (Subscription required (help)). 
  5. ^ a b c "Wisden - Obituaries in 1977". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 15 May 2011. 
  6. ^ Wisden 1974, p. 132.
  7. ^ "Minor Counties Championship Matches played by Alan Payne". CricketArchive. Retrieved 15 May 2011. (Subscription required (help)). 
  8. ^ "Cogges Memorial Inscriptions - CO15". The Parish Church of St. Mary, Cogges, Oxfordshire. www.coggesparish.com. 10 February 2005. Retrieved 15 May 2011. 

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