Ernest Stapleton

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Ernest Stapleton
Personal information
Full name Ernest Stapleton
Born (1869-01-15)15 January 1869
New Basford, Nottinghamshire, England
Died 14 December 1938(1938-12-14) (aged 69)
Nottingham, England
Batting style Right-handed batsman
Domestic team information
Years Team
1902 Derbyshire
First-class debut 23 June 1902 Derbyshire v Marylebone Cricket Club
Career statistics
Competition First-class
Matches 1
Runs scored 3
Batting average 1.50
100s/50s /
Top score 2
Balls bowled
Bowling average
5 wickets in innings
10 wickets in match
Best bowling
Catches/stumpings 0/-
Source: [1], May 2012

Ernest Stapleton (15 January 1869 — 14 December 1938) was an English cricketer who played first-class cricket for Derbyshire in 1902.

Stapleton was born in New Basford, Nottinghamshire, the son of Ernest Stapleton, a hose trimmer, and his wife Sarah.[1]

Stapleton made a cricketing appearance for the Nottinghamshire Colts against the Yorkshire Colts in 1896. He played in his first and only first-class match for Derbyshire in the 1902 season in a match in June against Marylebone Cricket Club. Stapleton, as an opening batsman, made just one run in the first innings and just two runs in the second. He was a right-handed batsman and played just that one match with a first class run total of 3.[2]

Stapleton made no further first-class appearances but in 1909 played one match for Glamorgan in the Minor Counties Championship.

Stapleton died in Nottingham. His brothers-in-law, John and George Gunn played Test cricket for England, while his nephew, also named George Gunn played for Nottinghamshire for 22 years.


  1. ^ British Census 1881 RG11 3328/105 p48
  2. ^ Ernest Stapleton at Cricket Archive