Cyril Ayling

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Cyril Ayling
Personal information
Full name Cyril Edgar Ayling
Born (1910-10-26)26 October 1910
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Died 13 November 1993(1993-11-13) (aged 83)
Batting Right-handed
Bowling Right-arm fast-medium
Relations Dennet Ayling (brother)
Cecil Ayling (brother)
International information
National side
Career statistics
Competition First-class
Matches 9
Runs scored 200
Batting average 15.38
100s/50s –/1
Top score 50
Balls bowled 1,362
Wickets 24
Bowling average 28.08
5 wickets in innings 1
10 wickets in match
Best bowling 5/48
Catches/stumpings 8/–
Source: CricketArchive, 23 January 2011

Cyril Edgar Ayling (October 1910 – 13 November 1993) was a cricketer who played for Argentina and was a member of the South American cricket team that toured England in 1932. He represented Argentina in three first-class matches against Sir Theodore Brinckman's XI in 1937-38, but also played in non-first-class representational matches for Argentina from 1930 to 1959. He was born in Buenos Aires.

Ayling was a middle-to-lower order right-handed batsman and a right-arm fast medium bowler. On the tour of England in 1932, his batting was not very successful in the six first-class matches, and his highest score was only 34. His bowling was better and he took 19 wickets in first-class games, with a best of five for 48 as he and his brother, Dennet Ayling, bowled the South American team to victory over Sir Julien Cahn's side at Nottingham.[1] Outside the first-class games, he scored an unbeaten 95 and took five for 72 against MCC at Lord's; his innings averted the follow-on and his victims included Test player Eddie Dawson and former England captain Pelham Warner.[2]

Against Brinckman's XI in 1937-38, Ayling played alongside Dennet and a third brother, Cecil Ayling. His highest score in three matches came in a rearguard action in the last of the three games, in which all three brothers reached 50 – in Cyril's case, exactly 50. His best bowling, four for 95, also came in this match.[3]

Cyril Ayling continued to play high-level Argentinian cricket past his 50th birthday.


  • Cyril Ayling at contains details of first-class and other matches, complete career statistics and scorecards
  • Wisden Cricketers' Almanack, 1933 edition, page 508-520, reports on the South American tour to England in 1932.


  1. ^ "South American Team in England". Wisden Cricketers' Almanack (1933 ed.). Wisden. p. 514. 
  2. ^ "South American Team in England". Wisden Cricketers' Almanack (1933 ed.). Wisden. p. 512. 
  3. ^ "Sir Theodore Brinckman's Team in the Argentine". Wisden Cricketers' Almanack (1939 ed.). Wisden. pp. 819–823.