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 style Right-handed
Bowling style 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, with his final appearance coming against Surrey at The Oval in the 1901 County Championship.[1] In his eighteen first-class matches, he scored a total of 565 runs at an average of 18.83, with a high 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. The Wisden Obituary for English states that at the age of 82 he hit a hole-in-one at Alton golf course, continuing to play the game until aged 91. At 93 English reportedly reached the final of the Alton Conservative Club snooker championships.

English died at Higher Ball Farm, Tiverton, Devon on 5 September 1964. 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.[4]


  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. ^ "Neil McCorkell reaches century". ESPNcricinfo. 23 March 2012. Retrieved 3 April 2012. 

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