Edward English

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Edward English
Personal information
Full name Edward Apsey English
Born (1864-01-01)1 January 1864
Dorking, Surrey, England
Died 5 September 1966(1966-09-05) (aged 102)
Tiverton, Devon, England
Nickname Ted
Batting Right-handed
Bowling Unknown
Domestic team information
Years Team
1898–1901 Hampshire
Career statistics
Competition First-class
Matches 18
Runs scored 565
Batting average 18.33
100s/50s –/2
Top score 98
Balls bowled 194
Wickets 1
Bowling average 101.00
5 wickets in innings
10 wickets in match
Best bowling 1/11
Catches/stumpings 5/–
Source: Cricinfo, 23 January 2010

Edward Apsey English (1 January 1864 – 5 September 1966) was an English cricketer. English was a right-handed batsman, although his bowling style is unknown. He was born at Dorking, Surrey.

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.[1] 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,[2] which was one of two half-centuries he made in first-class cricket.[3]

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.[4]

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.[5]


  1. ^ "First-Class Matches played by Edward English". CricketArchive. Retrieved 10 June 2012. 
  2. ^ "Surrey v Hampshire, 1898 County Championship". CricketArchive. Retrieved 10 June 2012. 
  3. ^ "First-class Batting and Fielding For Each Team by Edward English". CricketArchive. Retrieved 10 June 2012. 
  4. ^ Wisden 1967, p. 966.
  5. ^ "Neil McCorkell reaches century". ESPNcricinfo. 23 March 2012. Retrieved 3 April 2012. 

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