Ted a'Beckett

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Ted a'Beckett
Personal information
Full name Edward Lambert a'Beckett
Born (1907-08-11)11 August 1907
St Kilda East, Victoria, Australia
Died 2 June 1989(1989-06-02) (aged 81)
Terang, Victoria, Australia
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Batting style Right-handed
Bowling style Right arm fast-medium
International information
National side
Test debut (cap 128) 29 December 1928 v England
Last Test 6 January 1932 v South Africa
Domestic team information
Years Team
1927–1932 Victoria
Career statistics
Competition Test First-class
Matches 4 47
Runs scored 143 1,636
Batting average 20.42 29.21
100s/50s 0/0 2/7
Top score 41 152
Balls bowled 1,062 9,196
Wickets 3 105
Bowling average 105.66 29.16
5 wickets in innings 3
10 wickets in match 0
Best bowling 1/41 6/119
Catches/stumpings 4/– 35/–
Source: Cricinfo, 2 October 2009

Edward Lambert ("Ted") a'Beckett (born 11 August 1907 in St Kilda East, Victoria, died 2 June 1989 in Terang, Victoria) was an Australian cricketer who played in four Tests between 1928 and 1931. He also played in 47 first-class matches for Victoria.

A'Beckett was the second of three sons born to solicitor Thomas Archibald a'Beckett and his wife Ada Mary, née Lambert. His grandfather was the judge Sir Thomas à Beckett. He studied law at the University of Melbourne, entering Trinity College in 1927, where he excelled at sports, and represented the University in both cricket and Australian rules football before being seriously injured.[1]

A solicitor by profession, after his retirement a'Beckett was involved in the administration of the Victorian Cricket Association.


  1. ^ "College Notes", The Fleur-de-Lys, vol. III, no. 29 (Oct. 1929): 3.

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