Edward Armitage (cricketer)

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Edward Armitage
Personal information
Full name Edward Leathley Armitage
Born (1891-04-26)26 April 1891
Omagh, County Tyrone, Ireland
Died 24 November 1957(1957-11-24) (aged 66)
St Leonards-on-Sea, Sussex, England
Batting style Right-handed
Bowling style Right-arm medium pace
Domestic team information
Years Team
1933 Viceroy's XI
1929-1931 MCC
1929 Europeans (India)
1929 Free Foresters
1921-1929 Army
1919-1925 Hampshire
First-class debut 13 August 1919 Hampshire v Essex
Last First-class 6 February 1933 Viceroy's XI v Roshanara Club
Career statistics
Competition First-class
Matches 20
Runs scored 576
Batting average 17.45
100s/50s 1/1
Top score 105
Balls bowled 958
Wickets 26
Bowling average 18.30
5 wickets in innings 1
10 wickets in match 0
Best bowling 5/67
Catches/stumpings 11/0
Source: CricketArchive, 15 December 2007

Edward Leathley Armitage (26 April 1891 in Omagh, County Tyrone, Ireland – 24 November 1957 in St Leonards-on-Sea, Sussex, England) was an Irish born English cricketer,[1] the son of John Leathley Armitage (1857–1938) and his wife Annie Jessie, née Nicholas.[citation needed] A right-handed batsman and right-arm medium pace bowler, he played first-class cricket for several teams between 1919 and 1933.[2]


Armitage made his first-class debut in August 1919, for Hampshire in a County Championship match against Essex, playing three more County Championship matches that month. He played just once in 1920, against Leicestershire. In 1921 he played twice for Hampshire, against Oxford University and Kent; and twice for the Army, against Cambridge University and Oxford University.[3]

In 1924, after a first-class match for the Army against Cambridge University,[3] he played two matches for the MCC against his native Ireland, in Dublin and Belfast.[4] He played for the Army against Oxford University and the Royal Navy in 1925, a season in which he played his final first-class match for Hampshire, against Worcestershire.[3]

In 1926 he played for Malaya against Hong Kong and for the Straits Settlements against the Federated Malay States.[4] He returned to English cricket in 1929, playing for the Free Foresters against Cambridge University, for the Army against the RAF and the Royal Navy, and for the MCC against Oxford University[3] and Ireland.[4] Later that year he played a first-class match in India as part of the Bombay Quadrangular tournament.[3]

His final first-class matches were in 1931 for the MCC against Oxford University, and in 1933 for the Viceroy's XI against Roshanara Club in Delhi.[3]

On 28 April 1945 in London he married Lady Katherine Jane Elizabeth Manley, née Carnegie, daughter of the 10th Earl of Northesk, as her second husband. They had no children.[citation needed]

Armitage was the first cousin twice removed of Edward Armitage and Thomas Rhodes Armitage, second cousin once removed of Robert Armitage (MP) and third cousin of Robert Selby Armitage.