Edward Baker (cricketer)

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For the Worcestershire cricketer, see Edward Stanley Baker.
Edward Baker
Personal information
Full name Edward Conrad Baker
Born (1892-01-07)7 January 1892
Carmarthen, Wales
Died 8 April 1969(1969-04-08) (aged 77)
Maidenhead, Berkshire, England
Batting style Right-handed
Bowling style Right-arm fast bowling
Role Bowler
Domestic team information
Years Team
1921 Somerset
1912-1919 Sussex
1912-1914 Cambridge University
First-class debut 10 June 1912 Cambridge University v Free Foresters
Last First-class 21 May 1921 Somerset v Cambridge University
Career statistics
Competition First-class
Matches 21
Runs scored 334
Batting average 11.51
100s/50s 0/1
Top score 63*
Balls bowled 3592
Wickets 69
Bowling average 26.30
5 wickets in innings 2
10 wickets in match 0
Best bowling 5/18
Catches/stumpings 5/0
Source: CricketArchive, 15 December 2007

Edward Conrad Baker (7 January 1892 in Carmarthen, Wales – 8 April 1969 in Maidenhead, Berkshire, England) was an English cricketer.[1] A right-handed batsman and right-arm fast-medium bowler, he played first-class cricket between 1912 and 1921.[2]


Baker made his first-class debut for Cambridge University against the Free Foresters in June 1912. Later the same month, he played against Cambridge University for Sussex. The following month, he played for Cambridge University against the MCC at Lord's, following which he gained his blue when he played against Oxford University at the same ground.[3]

Baker played three first-class matches for Cambridge University in 1913 and played ten for them in 1914. He played his first County Championship match for Sussex that year against Middlesex.[3]

In the first season of cricket after the First World War, Baker played six matches for Sussex. In 1921 he played a match for Somerset against Cambridge University.[3] In 1923, he played for the Straits Settlements against the Federated Malay States.[4]