Charles Evans (cricketer)

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Charles Evans
Personal information
Full name Charles Evans
Born (1866-02-19)19 February 1866
Newbold, Derbyshire, England
Died 12 January 1956(1956-01-12) (aged 89)
Chesterfield, England
Batting style Right-handed batsman
Bowling style Right-arm medium fast bowler
Domestic team information
Years Team
18891895 Derbyshire
First-class debut 11 June 1894 Derbyshire v Lancashire
Last First-class 8 July 1895 Derbyshire v Yorkshire
Career statistics
Competition First-class
Matches 9
Runs scored 157
Batting average 13.08
100s/50s /
Top score 31
Balls bowled 1048
Wickets 19
Bowling average 27.68
5 wickets in innings
10 wickets in match
Best bowling 4-46
Catches/stumpings 7/-
Source: [1], February 2012

Charles Evans (19 February 1866 — 14 January 1956) was an English cricketer who played for Derbyshire between 1889 and 1895.

Evans was born at Newbold, Derbyshire the son of George Evans, an engine wright at a colliery and his wife Harriett. In 1881 Evans was an engine driver at the colliery at the age of 15.[1]

Evans' first match for Derbyshire was in the 1889 season in the period when Derbyshire's matches were not accorded first-class status, and he played six games at intervals in the period taking 13 wickets at just over 18 runs each. Evans made his first class debut in the 1894 season in June against Lancashire and his best bowling figures were 4 for 46 against Warwickshire in the same year. He played three games in the County Championship in the 1895 season averaging two wickets a match but at a high cost.

Evans was a right-handed batsman and played 14 innings in 9 matches with a top score of 31 and an average of 13.08. He was a right-arm medium-fast bowler taking 19 wickets at an average of 27.68.[2]

Evans died in Chesterfield at the age of 89.


  1. ^ British Census 1881
  2. ^ Charles Evans at Cricket Archive