Edwin Dyke

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Edwin Francis Dyke (27 September 1842 – 26 August 1919) was an English clergyman and cricketer who played first-class cricket for Cambridge University in 1864 and 1865 and for Marylebone Cricket Club in 1866.[1] He was born in London and died at Maidstone, Kent.

As a cricketer, Dyke was a right-handed lower-order batsman and a left-arm medium pace bowler. It was as a bowler that he made an immediate impression in his only first-class match of 1864: he took 10 Marylebone Cricket Club wickets for 41 runs in the game, including 6 for 14 in the second innings.[2] He was unable to repeat this success in four first-class games for Cambridge in 1865: these included the University match against Oxford University in which he took a single wicket and failed to score in either innings.[3] His single game for MCC in 1866 was his most successful with the bat, with a score of 46 in the second innings.[4]

Family and career[edit]

Dyke came from a cricketing family: his uncle was Herbert Jenner who captained Cambridge in the first official University match, and the long-lived Herbert Jenner-Fust was a cousin, as was Charles Nepean.[1] He was educated at Eton College and Trinity Hall, Cambridge.[5]

After graduation, Dyke was ordained in the Church of England; he was a curate at Crayford and West Wickham and then vicar at Orpington before moving to Maidstone from 1883 to 1896.[5] From 1896 to 1916 he was rector of Mersham in Kent and he was an honorary canon of Canterbury Cathedral from 1892 to his death in 1919.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Edwin Dyke". www.cricketarchive.com. Retrieved 1 July 2014. 
  2. ^ "Scorecard: Marylebone Cricket Club v Cambridge University". www.cricketarchive.com. 6 June 1864. Retrieved 2 July 2014. 
  3. ^ "Scorecard: Oxford University v Cambridge University". www.cricketarchive.com. 26 June 1865. Retrieved 2 July 2014. 
  4. ^ "Scorecard: Sussex v Marylebone Cricket Club". www.cricketarchive.com. 13 August 1866. Retrieved 2 July 2014. 
  5. ^ a b c J. Venn and J. A. Venn. "Alumni Cantabrigienses: Edwin Dyke". www.archive.org/Cambridge University Press. p. 366. Retrieved 2 July 2014.