William Prince (cricketer)
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|Full name||William Prince|
28 March 1868|
Somercotes, Derbyshire, England
1 June 1948 (aged 80)|
New Ollerton, England
|Bowling||RIght-arm medium fast bowler|
|Domestic team information|
|First-class debut||11 July 1898 Derbyshire v Nottinghamshire|
Source: , April 2012
Prince was born in Somercotes, Derbyshire, the son of Thomas Prince, a coal miner, and his wife Hannah. In 1881 the family was living at Skegby, Nottingham and Prince himself was a miner at the age of 13.
Prince, with fellow one-timer John Bourne, played one match for Derbyshire in the 1898 season in July against Nottinghamshire. A right-arm medium-fast bowler, Prince was given little chance to bowl and took no wickets, but conceded just thirteen from nine overs, the best runs-per-over rate for the team during the entire match. He was a right-handed batsman and as a tailender, put on two runs in the first innings and did not bat in the second innings as the match finished as a draw.
Prince died in New Ollerton at the age of 80.
- British Census 1881 RG11 3316/83 p50
- William Prince at Cricket Archive