Montague Ainslie (cricketer)

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Montague Ainslie
Personal information
Full name Montague Mordaunt Ainslie
Born 8 May 1823
Humeerpore, British India
Died 22 March 1896(1896-03-22) (aged 72)
Windermere, Westmorland, England
Batting style Unknown
Bowling style Unknown
Domestic team information
Years Team
1847 Marylebone Cricket Club
1843–1845 Oxford University
Career statistics
Competition First-class
Matches 10
Runs scored 98
Batting average 5.44
100s/50s –/–
Top score 16
Balls bowled ?
Wickets 4
Bowling average ?
5 wickets in innings
10 wickets in match
Best bowling 3/?
Catches/stumpings –/–
Source: Cricinfo, 27 April 2014

Montague Mordaunt Ainslie (8 May 1823 – 22 March 1896) was an English cricketer active in the 1840s, making ten appearances in first-class cricket. One of sixteen children of Montague Ainslie,[1] he was born at Humeerpore in British India.


Ainslie attended Eton College, where he captained the college cricket team, before undertaking studies at Magdalen College, Oxford. While at Oxford he played first-class cricket for Oxford University, making his debut against the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) at Bullingdon Green in 1843. He played first-class cricket for Oxford on seven further occasions up to 1845.[2] He later made two further appearances in first-class matches, playing for the MCC against Oxford University in 1847, before playing for the Gentlemen of Kent against the Gentlemen of England in 1849.[2] A poor batsman of unknown-handedness, Ainslie scored 98 runs in his ten first-class matches, averaging just 5.44.[3] As a bowler it is known he took 4 wickets, however due to incomplete records, it is only known that he took a maximum of 3 in one innings.[3]

Outside of cricket, he had a career as a successful barrister. Ainslie died at Windermere, Westmorland on 22 March 1896. His brother William George Ainslie was a businessman and politician.


  1. ^ "Genealogy Data, dat5". Retrieved 27 April 2014. 
  2. ^ a b "First-Class Matches played by Montague Ainslie". CricketArchive. Retrieved 27 April 2014. 
  3. ^ a b "Player profile: Montague Ainslie". CricketArchive. Retrieved 27 April 2014. 

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