Herbert Bainbridge

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Herbert Bainbridge
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Personal information
Full name Herbert William Bainbridge
Born (1862-10-29)29 October 1862
Guwahati, Assam, India
Died 3 March 1940(1940-03-03) (aged 77)
Leamington Spa, Warwickshire, England
Batting style Right-hand
Bowling style ?-arm slow
Domestic team information
Years Team
1883-1887 MCC
1883-1885 Surrey
1884-1886 Cambridge University
1894-1902 Warwickshire
Career statistics
Competition First-class
Matches 177
Runs scored 6878
Batting average 25.76
100s/50s 7/34
Top score 162
Balls bowled 1757
Wickets 31
Bowling average 31.87
5 wickets in innings 0
10 wickets in match 0
Best bowling 3/21
Catches/stumpings 101/0
Source: Cricket archive, 23 August 2012

Herbert William Bainbridge (29 October 1862 – 3 March 1940) was an English cricketer and footballer. Bainbridge played cricket principally for Eton, MCC, Surrey, Cambridge University and Warwickshire.[1] He was born at Guwahati, Assam, India and died at Leamington Spa, Warwickshire, England.

Cricket career[edit]

Bainbridge played four seasons at Eton College, being made captain in 1882. While studying at Trinity College, Cambridge,[2] he played for Cambridge University and was awarded his Blue in 1884 and appointed captain in 1885. The right-handed batsman played for Warwickshire between 1894-1902 and was appointed captain in his first season, after making appearances for Surrey from 1883-1885. His highest score of 162 was made against Hampshire with a career average of 25.76, his slow-bowling claimed 31 wickets at an average of 31.87.

England selector[edit]

Bainbridge was one of the first three England selectors on The Ashes tour of 1899 along with Lord Hawke and W. G. Grace.[3]

Football career[edit]

Bainbridge played football for Cambridge University without gaining his Blue. In 1883, he played football for the losing finalists Old Etonians against Blackburn Olympic in the 1883 FA Cup Final.[4]


  1. ^ Cricket archive Herbert Bainbridge Retrieved 18 August 2012
  2. ^ "Bainbridge, Herbert William (BNBG882HW)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge. 
  3. ^ Online cricket Retrieved 18 June 2013
  4. ^ Cricinfo Retrieved 21 August 2012