Ernest Shorrocks

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Ernest Shorrocks
Personal information
Full nameErnest Shorrocks
Born(1875-03-12)12 March 1875
Middleton, Lancashire, England
Died20 July 1916(1916-07-20) (aged 41)
Thiepval, Somme, France
Domestic team information
Career statistics
Competition FC
Matches 1
Runs scored 16
Batting average 16.00
100s/50s 0/0
Top score 16*
Balls bowled 120
Wickets 2
Bowling average 30.00
5 wickets in innings 0
10 wickets in match 0
Best bowling 2/60
Catches/stumpings 0/–
Source: CricketArchive, 22 December 2015

Ernest Shorrocks, born at Rhodes, Middleton, Greater Manchester, on 12 March 1875, and died at Thiepval, France on 20 July 1916, played in one first-class cricket match for Somerset in the 1905 season.

A professional who batted in the lower order and bowled 20 overs in his one match, Shorrocks was picked for the Somerset match against Lancashire at Taunton. He took the wickets of Reggie Spooner and James Hallows for 60 runs as Lancashire made 401 on the first day, then made 0 and an unbeaten 16 as Somerset were beaten by an innings.[1] He was one of three Somerset debutants in the match; for one of the others, Alfred Trestrail, this was also the only first-class match. The third, John Harcombe, played six further matches for Somerset up to 1919.

Shorrocks was a serjeant in the 20th battalion of the Royal Fusiliers and died in the First World War in the fighting on the Somme.[2] He is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial.[3]


  1. ^ "Somerset v Lancashire". 19 June 1905. Retrieved 10 November 2008.
  2. ^ "Cricketers who died in World War 1 — Part 5 of 5". Cricket Country. Retrieved 28 November 2018.
  3. ^ "Shorrocks, Ernest". Commonwealth War Graves Commission. Retrieved 20 March 2011.

External links[edit]

Ernest Shorrocks at[1]

  1. ^ "Ernest Shorrocks". Retrieved 10 November 2008.