Ned Gregory

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Ned Gregory
Personal information
Full name Edward James Gregory
Born (1839-05-29)29 May 1839
Waverley, New South Wales
Died 22 April 1899(1899-04-22) (aged 59)
Randwick, New South Wales
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style -
International information
National side
Career statistics
Competition Tests First-class
Matches 1 16
Runs scored 11 470
Batting average 5.50 17.40
100s/50s 0/0 0/2
Top score 11 65*
Balls bowled 0 300
Wickets 0 5
Bowling average - 20.19
5 wickets in innings 0 0
10 wickets in match 0 0
Best bowling - 2/14
Catches/stumpings 1/0 11/0
Source: Cricinfo

Edward James "Ned" Gregory (29 May 1839 in Waverley, New South Wales – 22 April 1899 in Randwick, New South Wales) was an Australian cricketer who played in the first recognised Test in 1877 between Australia and England in Melbourne.

Ned was the father of a famous Australian cricketer, Syd Gregory, and brother of Dave Gregory who captained the first Australian eleven in England in 1878. Ned was also father-in-law of Harry Donnan.

In the latter part of his life he was custodian of the Association ground at Sydney (later to be known as the Sydney Cricket Ground) after building the scoreboard there.

Both Gregory and Nat Thomson are indicated by Wisden to have been born on the same day, and jointly hold the distinction of being earliest-born Australian Test cricketer.

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Preceded by
James Southerton
Oldest Living Test Cricketer
16 June 1880 – 22 April 1899
Succeeded by
Tom Emmett
Notes and references
1. Jointly with Nat Thomson until Thomson's death on 2 September 1896