Edgar Ball

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Edgar Ball
Personal information
Full name Edgar Cedric Ball
Born (1892-01-11)11 January 1892
Richmond upon Thames, Surrey, England
Died 15 May 1969(1969-05-15) (aged 77)
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Batting Left-handed
Domestic team information
Years Team
1914 Somerset
First-class debut 11 June 1914 Somerset v Hampshire
Last First-class 6 July 1914 Somerset v Sussex
Career statistics
Competition First-class
Matches 3
Runs scored 35
Batting average 5.83
100s/50s 0/0
Top score 20
Catches/stumpings 0/–
Source: CricketArchive, 6 December 2009

Edgar Cedric Ball (11 January 1892[1] – 15 May 1969), was a former first-class cricketer who played three matches for Somerset County Cricket Club in 1914. He was a left-handed batsman who also played eight Minor Counties Cricket Championship matches for Devon between 1909 and 1912.

Ball frequently opened the batting for Devon during his eight matches, and it was while doing this that he made his top-score for the county, making 78 against Surrey Second XI.[2] He played three matches for Somerset in the 1914 season, the only first-class matches of his career.[3] After batting at number three in the first two matches, Ball dropped down the order to number seven for the third, and made his highest first-class total of 20.[4]

In 1932, having moved to Canada, Ball played in four matches against the touring Australians, playing a match each for Cowichan and Vancouver, before representing British Columbia in two matches. In the last of the four matches, Donald Bradman made 171 for the tourists, surpassing the British Columbia first-innings total on his own.[5]


  1. ^ "Clifton College Register" Muirhead, J.A.O. p253: Bristol; J.W Arrowsmith for Old Cliftonian Society; April, 1948
  2. ^ "Surrey Second XI v Devon". CricketArchive. 1911-08-02. Retrieved 2009-12-06. (Subscription required (help)). 
  3. ^ "First-Class Matches played by Edgar Ball (3)". CricketArchive. Retrieved 2009-12-06. (Subscription required (help)). 
  4. ^ "Sussex v Somerset". CricketArchive. 1914-07-06. Retrieved 2009-12-06. (Subscription required (help)). 
  5. ^ "British Columbia v Australians". CricketArchive. 1932-08-17. Retrieved 2009-12-06. (Subscription required (help)). 

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