Edward Cunningham (cricketer)

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Edward Cunningham
Personal information
Full nameEdward James Cunningham
Born (1962-05-16) 16 May 1962 (age 56)
Oxford, England
BattingLeft-handed
BowlingRight-arm Off spin
RoleBatsman
Domestic team information
YearsTeam
1982–1984Gloucestershire
Career statistics
Competition FC List A
Matches 14 17
Runs scored 271 349
Batting average 15.94 26.84
100s/50s 0/1 0/2
Top score 61 not out 56
Balls bowled 444 48
Wickets 4 0
Bowling average 66.00 n/a
5 wickets in innings 0 0
10 wickets in match 0 0
Best bowling 2-55 0-35
Catches/stumpings 4/0
Source: Cricinfo, 25 August 2015

Edward Cunningham (born 16 May 1962) is a former English cricketer. He played for Gloucestershire between 1982 and 1984.[1]

Career[edit]

Ed Cunningham was born on 16 May 1962 at Oxford and was educated at Marlborough College.[2] He comes from an illustrious cricketing family; both his uncle, F.G. Mann and great-uncle, F.T. Mann captained England.[3] Cunningham was a middle order or opening batsman and made his first-class debut for Gloucestershire against the Indians in 1982.[4] In all he played in 14 first-class games for the county, scoring 271 runs at an average of 15.94. His highest score, 61 not out against the Sri Lankans was his sole first-class half century.[5]

Cunningham was more successful in limited-overs cricket, particularly when he was promoted to open the Gloucestershire innings during the 1984 season. In 17 List A matches he scored 349 runs at an average of 26.84 with two fifties, the highest being 56 against Leicestershire at Grace Road in the John Player Special League in 1984.[6]

He was also an occasional right-arm off break bowler. His best first-class bowling was 2 for 55 against Worcestershire at Worcester in 1983.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Edward Cunningham". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 28 July 2013.
  2. ^ Philip Bailey, Philip Thorn and Peter Wynne-Thomas, Who's Who of Cricketers (London, 1984), p. 255
  3. ^ "Edward James Cunningham at Cricket Archive, retrieved August 2015".
  4. ^ "First-Class Matches played by E.J. Cunningham at Cricket Archive, retrieved August 2015".
  5. ^ "Gloucestershire vs. Sri-Lanka at Cheltenham College 1984 at Cricket Archive, retrieved August 2015".
  6. ^ "Leicestershire vs Gloucestershire, Leicester 1984 at Cricket Archive, retrieved August 2015".
  7. ^ "Worcestershire vs. Gloucestershire 1983 at Cricket Archive, retrieved August 2015".

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