Joe Hunter (cricketer)

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Joe Hunter
Personal information
Full name Joseph Hunter
Born (1855-08-03)3 August 1855
Scarborough, Yorkshire, England
Died 4 January 1891(1891-01-04) (aged 35)
Rotherham, Yorkshire, England
Batting style Right-handed batsman
International information
National side
Career statistics
Competition Tests First-class
Matches 5 162
Runs scored 93 1,330
Batting average 18.60 7.86
100s/50s –/– –/2
Top score 39* 60*
Balls bowled
Bowling average n/a n/a
5 wickets in innings
10 wickets in match
Best bowling n/a n/a
Catches/stumpings 8/3 232/124
Source: [1]

Joseph "Joe" Hunter (3 August 1855 – 4 January 1891) was a professional cricketer, who played 143 matches for Yorkshire County Cricket Club between 1878 and 1888.[1] Hunter also played five Test matches for England.

Born in Scarborough, Yorkshire, England, Hunter, who was one of five brothers, learnt his cricket on the beach at Scarborough and went on to become a first-class wicket-keeper. Although not rated as amongst the best of his contemporaries, he went on Alfred Shaw's tour of Australia in 1884/5, and it was there that he played his five Tests. He was dogged by ill-health, however, and retired from cricket in 1888, when he was replaced as Yorkshire's wicket-keeper by his brother, David.

Hunter originally was a stonemason, but went on to become a pub landlord.

Hunter died in January 1891 in Rotherham, Yorkshire, aged 35.


  1. ^ Warner, David (2011). The Yorkshire County Cricket Club: 2011 Yearbook (113th ed.). Ilkley, Yorkshire: Great Northern Books. p. 371. ISBN 978-1-905080-85-4. 

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