Eddie Dawson

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Eddie Dawson
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Cricket information
Batting style Right-hand bat
International information
National side
Career statistics
Competition Tests First-class
Matches 5 282
Runs scored 175 12598
Batting average 19.44 27.09
100s/50s -/1 14/63
Top score 55 146
Balls bowled - 52
Wickets - -
Bowling average - -
5 wickets in innings - -
10 wickets in match - -
Best bowling - -
Catches/stumpings -/- 110/-
Source: [1]

Edward William Dawson (13 February 1904 in Paddington, London – 4 June 1979 in Idmiston, Wiltshire) was an English cricketer who played in five Tests from 1928 to 1930.

A batsman whose studious technique made full use of his talent, Dawson excelled for Eton, scoring 159 in the traditional fixture against Harrow. He earned his blue at Cambridge as a freshman, captaining the University in 1927.

He played his county cricket for Leicestershire, captaining the county for four seasons. He toured with MCC to South Africa in 1927-28 and New Zealand in 1929-30. He made 55 in his last Test, at Auckland, opening the innings with Ted Bowley. He scored 12,598 first-class runs with 14 centuries, the highest being a knock of 146 against Gloucestershire. His swansong was a chanceless 91 against the Australians in 1934.

As a member of the Coldstream Guards during World War II, his duties included guarding Rudolf Hess in Sussex. In his later years he was a creative director of the Outward Bound movement.

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