Francis Gordon

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Francis Gordon
Personal information
Full name Francis Arthur Gordon
Born 20 January 1808
Orton, Huntingdonshire
Died 26 June 1857
Batting unknown hand
Bowling underarm: unknown hand and type
Role unknown
Domestic team information
Years Team
1826 Cambridge University
Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC)
Career statistics
Source: Arthur Haygarth, 18 June 2013

Francis Arthur Gordon (born 20 January 1808 at Orton, Huntingdonshire; died 26 June 1857 at Paris) was an English cricketer with amateur status, afterwards a soldier.

He was a son of George Gordon, 9th Marquess of Huntly and brother of Charles Gordon, 10th Marquess of Huntly, who had both been noted amateur cricketers. F. A. Gordon went up to Trinity College, Cambridge, in 1828[1] and was associated with Cambridge University Cricket Club and Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC). He was recorded in seven first-class matches from 1826 to 1830, totalling 62 runs with a highest score of 19 and holding four catches. He took seven wickets with a best performance of two in one innings.[2]

Gordon joined the 1st Life Guards and became its commander with the rank of lieutenant colonel, but because of ill health was obliged to relinquish his command.[3]


  1. ^ "Gordon, the Hon. Francis Arthur (GRDN828FA)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge. 
  2. ^ "Francis Gordon". CricketArchive. Retrieved 18 June 2013. 
  3. ^ Death notice, The Times, London, 2 July 1857, page 12.


  • Haygarth, Arthur (1862). Scores & Biographies, Volume 1 (1744–1826). Lillywhite. 
  • Haygarth, Arthur (1862). Scores & Biographies, Volume 2 (1827–1840). Lillywhite.