Eric Cross (cricketer)

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Eric Cross
Personal information
Full name Eric Percival Cross
Born (1896-06-25)25 June 1896
Handsworth, Warwickshire, England
Died 27 February 1985(1985-02-27) (aged 88)
Birmingham, Warwickshire, England
Batting Right-handed
Role Wicket-keeper
Domestic team information
Years Team
1928–1934 Staffordshire
1921–1923 Warwickshire
Career statistics
Competition First-class
Matches 7
Runs scored 61
Batting average 7.62
100s/50s –/–
Top score 12*
Balls bowled
Bowling average
5 wickets in innings
10 wickets in match
Best bowling
Catches/stumpings 9/1
Source: Cricinfo, 29 April 2012

Eric Percival Cross (25 June 1896 – 27 January 1985) was an English cricketer. Cross was a right-handed batsman who fielded as a wicket-keeper. He was born at Handsworth, Warwickshire, and was educated at Denstone College.

Cross made his first-class debut for Warwickshire against Gloucestershire in the 1921 County Championship at Edgbaston. Cross made six further first-class appearances for the county, the last of which came against the touring West Indians in 1923.[1] In his seven first-class appearances, he scored a total of 61 runs at an average of 7.62, with a high score of 12 not out. Behind the stumps he took nine catches and made a single stumping.[2] The presence of Tiger Smith in the Warwickshire squad limited his first team appearances.[3] Cross later joined Staffordshire, making his debut for the county in the 1928 Minor Counties Championship against Lincolnshire. He played Minor counties cricket for Staffordshire to 1934, making a total of 41 appearances, the last of which came against the Yorkshire Second XI.[4]

He died at Birmingham, Warwickshire, on 27 January 1985.


  1. ^ "First-Class Matches played by Eric Cross". CricketArchive. Retrieved 29 April 2012. 
  2. ^ "First-class Batting and Fielding For Each Team by Eric Cross". CricketArchive. Retrieved 29 April 2012. 
  3. ^ "Wisden - Obituaries in 1985". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 29 April 2012. 
  4. ^ "Minor Counties Championship Matches played by Eric Cross". CricketArchive. Retrieved 29 April 2012. 

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