Edward Austen

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Edward Austen
Personal information
Full name Edward Thomas Austen
Born 28 January 1820
Chawton, Hampshire, England
Died 10 June 1908(1908-06-10) (aged 88)
Barfrestone, Kent, England
Batting style Unknown
Domestic team information
Years Team
1844 Marylebone Cricket Club
Career statistics
Competition First-class
Matches 1
Runs scored 3
Batting average 3.00
100s/50s –/–
Top score 3*
Balls bowled
Bowling average
5 wickets in innings
10 wickets in match
Best bowling
Catches/stumpings –/–
Source: Cricinfo, 5 January 2014

Edward Thomas Austen (28 January 1820 – 10 June 1908) was an English cricketer. Austen's batting style is unknown.

The son of Sir Francis William Austen and Mary Gibson, Austen was born at Chawton, Hampshire. He was a nephew to the novelist Jane Austen.[1] He studied at St John's College, Oxford, gaining his BA in 1846 and his MA in 1850.[2] He played a single first-class cricket match for the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) against Oxford University in 1844 at the Magdalen Ground, Oxford.[3] In a match which Oxford University won by 5 runs, Austen was run out for a duck in the MCC's first-innings, while he ended their second not out on 3.[4]

He was later the rector at Barfrestone, Kent, a position he held from 1854 until his death on 10 June 1908.[1]


  1. ^ a b "Jane Austen family". www.janeaustensfamily.co.uk. Retrieved 5 January 2014. 
  2. ^ Foster, Joseph (9 March 2010). Alumni Oxonienses: the Members of the University of Oxford, 1715-1886. Charleston: Nabu Press. p. 41. ISBN 1147007063. 
  3. ^ "First-Class Matches played by Edward Austen". CricketArchive. Retrieved 5 January 2014. 
  4. ^ "Oxford University v Marylebone Cricket Club, 1844". CricketArchive. Retrieved 5 January 2014. 

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