V. E. Walker
Edward Walker was born in Southgate, Middlesex and educated at Harrow School. He was the fifth of seven cricket playing brothers who resided at Arnos Grove. They played a major part in establishing the Middlesex County Cricket Club, which was founded in 1864. Their cricket ground in Southgate is maintained by the Walker Trust to this day.
In 1859 for an All-England Eleven against Surrey County Cricket Club at The Oval he scored 20 not out, then took all 10 of the Surrey wickets (for 74 runs). In the second innings he scored 108 not out and took another 4 wickets. This was in a season where only 2 other centuries were scored in first class matches. He also took 10 for 104 for Middlesex against Lancashire in 1865.
- "Lancs vs Middlesex, Old Trafford, 20th-22nd July, 1865 at Cricket Archive, retrieved July 2015".
- "Giants of the Game" (1900) by Lyttleton, Ford, Fry, Giffen.
- Philip Bailey, Philip Thorn and Peter Wynne-Thomas, Who's Who of Cricketers (London, 1984), p. 1056
|Middlesex County Cricket Captain