Daniel Day (cricketer)
|Full name||Daniel Day|
14 June 1807|
Streatham, London, England
|Died||22 November 1887
Southampton, Hampshire, England
|Bowling style||Right-arm roundarm fast-medium|
|Domestic team information|
|1842–1845 & 1849–1850||Hampshire (pre-county club)|
|Source: Cricinfo, 27 April 2010|
Daniel Day (14 June 1807 – 22 November 1887) was an English cricketer. Day was a right-handed batsman who bowled right-arm roundarm fast-medium. Day is widely regarded as one of the best bowlers of early English cricket.
Day represented Hampshire teams in the period before the formation of the current Hampshire club, making his first-class debut in 1842 against the Marylebone Cricket Club. From 1842 to 1850, he played 15 first-class matches for Hampshire. In these matches he scored a single half century score of 70 with the bat against the Marylebone Cricket Club. With the ball he took 96 wickets at a bowling average of 8.42.
Day also played first-class cricket for the All-England Eleven, South of England and the Surrey Club. In his overall first-class career he took 252 wickets from 50 matches at an average of 11.86, with 22 five wicket hauls and 8 ten wicket hauls in a match. Day's exact best bowling figures are unknown, only that his greatest haul in an innings was 8 wickets.
- "Antelope Ground, Southampton, England". www.cricinfo.com. Retrieved 5 June 2010.