|Full name||Edward Apsey English|
1 January 1864|
Dorking, Surrey, England
|Died||5 September 1966
Tiverton, Devon, England
|Domestic team information|
Source: Cricinfo, 23 January 2010
English made his first-class debut for Hampshire against Lancashire at Old Trafford in the 1898 County Championship. English represented Hampshire in eighteen first-class matches from 1898 to 1901, his final appearance coming against Surrey at The Oval in the 1901 County Championship. In his eighteen first-class matches, he scored 565 runs at an average of 18.83, with a highest score of 98 against Surrey in 1898, which was one of two half-centuries he made in first-class cricket.
After English's first-class career came to an end he continued to play club cricket until he was 65. His Wisden obituary states that at the age of 82 he hit a hole-in-one at Alton golf course, and continued to play the game until aged 91. At 93 he reached the final of the Alton Conservative Club snooker championship.
English died at Higher Ball Farm, Tiverton, Devon, on 5 September 1966. At the time of his death he was the oldest surviving first-class cricketer. He is one of four Hampshire players known to have lived to the age of 100, the others being George Deane, Neil McCorkell and John Manners.
- "First-Class Matches played by Edward English". CricketArchive. Retrieved 10 June 2012.
- "Surrey v Hampshire, 1898 County Championship". CricketArchive. Retrieved 10 June 2012.
- "First-class Batting and Fielding For Each Team by Edward English". CricketArchive. Retrieved 10 June 2012.
- Wisden 1967, p. 966.
- "Neil McCorkell reaches century". ESPNcricinfo. 23 March 2012. Retrieved 3 April 2012.