Edmund Crofts

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Edmund Crofts
Personal information
Full name Edmund Sclater Crofts
Born (1859-01-23)23 January 1859
Winchester, Hampshire, England
Died 23 December 1938(1938-12-23) (aged 79)
Carlton, Bedfordshire, England
Batting Right-handed
Domestic team information
Years Team
1885 Hampshire
Career statistics
Competition FC
Matches 1
Runs scored 5
Batting average 2.50
100s/50s –/–
Top score 3
Balls bowled
Bowling average
5 wickets in innings
10 wickets in match
Best bowling
Catches/stumpings –/–
Source: Cricinfo, 7 January 2010

Edmund Sclater Crofts (23 January 1859 – 23 December 1938) was an English British Army officer and cricketer. Crofts was a right-handed batsman.


Crofts represented Hampshire in one first-class match in 1885, which was Hampshires final season with first-class status until the 1895 County Championship. Crofts made his single appearance against the Marylebone Cricket Club.

Military career[edit]

Crofts was commissioned a second-lieutenant in the Hampshire Regiment on 11 August 1880, and promoted to lieutenant on 1 July 1881. He was promoted to captain on 29 August 1886, and served with the Burmese expedition in 1887 (for which he received the India General Service Medal with clasps). He was promoted to major on 27 March 1897. Three years later he again saw active service in the Second Boer War, where he took part in operations in the Orange River Colony in August 1900, including the attack on Winburg and the capture of Boer Commandant Hermanus Olivier.[1] Following the end of the war in June 1902, he returned to the United Kingdom on the SS Europan which arrived at Southampton in early September.[2]

Crofts died in Carlton, Bedfordshire on 23 December 1938.


  1. ^ Hart´s Army list, 1903
  2. ^ "The Army in South Africa - Troops returning home". The Times (36858). London. 28 August 1902. p. 9. 

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