East of England cricket team

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An East of England cricket team (known simply as "East") was organised on an ad hoc basis at intervals between 1874 and 1948.[1] CricketArchive lists ten East matches in total, five of them rated first-class. Four first-class matches were against West and one, in 1927, against the touring New Zealanders.[2][3]

Summary of first-class matches[edit]

5 September 1892 — East v West at United Services Recreation Ground, Portsmouth. West won by 48 runs.[4]

West 186 (John Shilton 6/63) and 163 (Hornsby 8/63) ; East 159 and 142.
Note : Sammy Woods (West) took thirteen wickets in the match with 7/56 and 6/53

3 September 1894 — East v West at United Services Recreation Ground, Portsmouth. Match drawn.[5]

East 305 and 129/6d ; West 272 and 71/0.

20 June 1910 — West v East at Cardiff Arms Park. West won by 4 wickets.[6]

East 295 (Freeman 94) and 112 ; West 199 and 210/6.

9 July 1927 — East v New Zealanders at Harecroft Road, Wisbech. New Zealanders won by 8 wickets.[7]

East 170 and 145 ; NZ 243 (Hazelton 5/68) and 76/2.

8 September 1948 — East v West at Leyland Motors Ground, Kingston-upon-Thames. East won by 223 runs.[8]

East 392 (Pawson 128*) and 304-8d (Todd 107) ; West 294 (Sims 3/82) and 179 (Sims 10/90).
Note : Jim Sims (East) took thirteen wickets in the match, including the rare feat of ten wickets in an innings with his 10/90 in the second innings.

Players[edit]

The following 53 players represented East in first-class matches. Two players, John Hornsby and Charles Wright made two appearances, the rest one apiece.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ East of England. CricketArchive. Retrieved 7 February 2014.
  2. ^ First-class matches played by East of England. CricketArchive. Retrieved 7 February 2014.
  3. ^ Other matches played by East of England. CricketArchive. Retrieved 7 February 2014.
  4. ^ East v West 1892. CricketArchive. Retrieved 7 February 2014.
  5. ^ East v West 1894. CricketArchive. Retrieved 7 February 2014.
  6. ^ West v East 1910. CricketArchive. Retrieved 7 February 2014.
  7. ^ East v NZ 1927. CricketArchive. Retrieved 7 February 2014.
  8. ^ East v West 1948. CricketArchive. Retrieved 7 February 2014.