Frank Mann (cricketer)

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Frank Mann
Francis Thomas Mann c1924.jpg
Personal information
Full nameFrancis Thomas Mann
Born(1888-03-03)3 March 1888
Winchmore Hill, Middlesex, England
Died6 October 1964(1964-10-06) (aged 76)
Milton Lilbourne, Wiltshire, England
BattingRight-handed
BowlingRight arm slow
International information
National side
Test debut (cap 209)23 December 1922 v South Africa
Last Test22 February 1923 v South Africa
Domestic team information
YearsTeam
1909–1931Middlesex
1908–1911Cambridge University
Career statistics
Competition Tests First-class
Matches 5 398
Runs scored 281 13,235
Batting average 35.12 23.42
100s/50s 0/2 9/68
Top score 84 194
Balls bowled 0 236
Wickets 3
Bowling average 83.00
5 wickets in innings 0
10 wickets in match 0
Best bowling 1/7
Catches/stumpings 4/– 174/–
Source: Cricinfo, 13 November 2008

Francis Thomas "Frank" Mann (3 March 1888 – 6 October 1964) was an English cricketer. He played for the Malvern XI, Cambridge University, Middlesex and England. Mann captained England on the 1922–23 tour of South Africa, winning the five match series 2–1.

Mann was born in Winchmore Hill, Middlesex. During World War I he was an officer of the Scots Guards and was three times wounded and three times mentioned in dispatches. He died, aged 76, in Milton Lilbourne, Wiltshire.

His son, George Mann, also captained Middlesex County Cricket Club and England, making them the first father and son to have each captained Middlesex and, moreover, the first to have each captained England, at cricket. Simon Mann, the security expert and mercenary, is his grandson.

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Sporting positions
Preceded by
Lionel Tennyson
English national cricket captain
1922/3
Succeeded by
Arthur Gilligan
Preceded by
Pelham Warner
Middlesex County Cricket Captain
1921–1928
Succeeded by
Nigel Haig