Edward Austin (cricketer)

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Edward Austin
Personal information
Full name Edward James Austin
Born (1847-09-25)25 September 1847
Buckland Ripers, Dorset, England
Died 13 April 1891(1891-04-13) (aged 43)
Pimlico, London, England
Batting style Right-handed
Bowling style Unknown arm roundarm medium
Domestic team information
Years Team
1869 Oxford University
Career statistics
Competition First-class
Matches 1
Runs scored 10
Batting average 10.00
100s/50s –/–
Top score 10
Balls bowled 96
Wickets 2
Bowling average 29.00
5 wickets in innings
10 wickets in match
Best bowling 2/58
Catches/stumpings 1/–
Source: Cricinfo, 26 December 2011

Edward James Austin (25 September 1847 – 13 April 1891) was an English cricketer. Austin was a right-handed batsman who bowled roundarm medium pace, though which arm he bowled with is unknown. He was born at Buckland Ripers, Dorset.

While studying at Trinity College, Oxford,[1] Austin made a single first-class appearance for Oxford University against the Marylebone Cricket Club at the Magdalen Ground, Oxford in 1869.[2] Austin ended unbeaten on 0 in Oxford University's first-innings of 75 all out, while in the Marylebone Cricket Club's first-innings of 229 all out, Austin took the wickets of Herbert Stewart and John West, finishing with figures of 2/58 from 24 overs. In Oxford University's second-innings, Austin was dismissed for 10 runs by George Wootton, with the university being dismissed for 124 to lose the match by an innings and 30 runs.[3] This was his only major appearance for Oxford University.

He died at Pimlico, London on 13 April 1891.

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