Edward Righton senior

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Edward Righton senior
Personal information
Full nameEdward Grantham Righton
Born(1884-11-23)23 November 1884
Evesham, Worcestershire, England
Died3 January 1964(1964-01-03) (aged 79)
Evesham, Worcestershire, England
BowlingRight-arm medium
Domestic team information
Career statistics
Competition FC
Matches 4
Runs scored 60
Batting average 15.00
100s/50s 0/0
Top score 48
Balls bowled 12
Wickets 1
Bowling average 21.00
5 wickets in innings 0
10 wickets in match 0
Best bowling 1/21
Catches/stumpings 1/–
Source: [1], 9 September 2007

Edward Grantham Righton (23 November 1884–3 January 1964) was an English first-class cricketer who played four matches for Worcestershire between 1911 and 1913.

Although he had appeared for Worcestershire's Second XI in the Minor Counties Championship as early as 1907,[1] Righton made his first-class debut in July 1911, playing against Leicestershire at Worcester. It proved to be by far the most successful of his four games at this level: Righton hit a first-innings 48 and took his only first-class wicket, that of England Test cricketer Albert Knight.[2] He did nothing in his three subsequent games, other than to hold a catch to dismiss Thomas Langdon in his final match, against Gloucestershire in June 1913.[3]

His son Edward (also, in fact, named Edward Grantham Righton) also played four times for Worcestershire, in the mid-1930s.


  1. ^ "Surrey Second XI v Worcestershire Second XI in 1907". CricketArchive. Retrieved 9 September 2007.
  2. ^ "Worcestershire v Leicestershire in 1911". CricketArchive. Retrieved 9 September 2007.
  3. ^ "Worcestershire v Gloucestershire in 1913". CricketArchive. Retrieved 9 September 2007.

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