Stuart Boyes

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Stuart Boyes
Cricket information
Batting style Right-handed batsman
Bowling style Slow left-arm orthodox
Career statistics
Competition FC
Matches 504
Runs scored 8078
Batting average 14.95
100s/50s 2/17
Top score 104
Balls bowled 85860
Wickets 1472
Bowling average 23.51
5 wickets in innings 74
10 wickets in match 11
Best bowling 9-57
Catches/stumpings 495/0
Source: [1]

George Stuart Boyes (31 March 1899 – 11 February 1973) was an English first class cricketer, born in Southampton, who played for Hampshire.

Boyes was a slow left-arm bowler with a high action, taking 1415 wickets for Hampshire. He took 100 wickets in a season three times, his best year being 111 at 26.75 in 1933. He twice took a hattrick, one of them when he took his career best figures of 9 for 57 against Somerset at Yeovil in 1938. With the bat he took 413 matches before making his maiden century, only three players in history have waited longer.[2] He was an excellent close fielder and took 498 catches in first-class matches, many of them at short-leg.[3]

His major overseas tour was with the MCC to India and Ceylon in 1926/7. He took 56 wickets at 18.69 including 7-52 against a Europeans in the East XI at Eden Gardens, Calcutta.[4][5]

His brother Ken was a professional footballer with Southampton and Bristol Rovers, as well as a member of Hampshire's ground staff.[6]


  1. ^ Profile on
  2. ^ Most Matches Before Maiden Century
  3. ^ Philip Bailey, Philip Thorn and Peter Wynn-Thomas, 'Who's Who of Cricketers (London, 1984), p. 128
  4. ^ "Stuart Boyes bowling Season by Season at Cricket Archive, retrieved July 2015". 
  5. ^ "Europeans in the East vs. MCC at Cricket Archive, retrieved July 2015". 
  6. ^ Holley, Duncan; Chalk, Gary (1992). The Alphabet of the Saints. ACL & Polar Publishing. p. 42. ISBN 0-9514862-3-3. 

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