Daniel Day (cricketer)

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Daniel Day
Personal information
Full name Daniel Day
Born (1807-06-14)14 June 1807
Streatham, London, England
Died 22 November 1887(1887-11-22) (aged 80)
Southampton, Hampshire, England
Batting style Right-handed
Bowling style Right-arm roundarm fast-medium
Domestic team information
Years Team
1846–1852 Surrey
1842–1845 & 1849–1850 Hampshire (pre-county club)
Career statistics
Competition FC
Matches 50
Runs scored 395
Batting average 5.56
100s/50s –/1
Top score 70
Balls bowled 4,309
Wickets 252
Bowling average 11.86
5 wickets in innings 22
10 wickets in match 8
Best bowling 8/?
Catches/stumpings 36/–
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.

In 1842, Day played a key part in the establishment of the Antelope Ground, with Day himself being installed in the Antelope Hotel.[1]

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 represented Surrey from 1846 to 1852, making his debut for the county against Kent. Day played 23 first-class matches for Surrey, taking 133 wickets at an average of 13.97.

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.

Day also stood as an Umpire in four first-class matches from 1851 to 1865. Day died on 22 November 1887 at Southampton, Hampshire.


  1. ^ "Antelope Ground, Southampton, England". www.cricinfo.com. Retrieved 5 June 2010. 

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