William Prince (cricketer)

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William Prince
Personal information
Full name William Prince
Born (1868-03-28)28 March 1868
Somercotes, Derbyshire, England
Died 1 June 1948(1948-06-01) (aged 80)
New Ollerton, England
Batting Right-handed batsman
Bowling RIght-arm medium fast bowler
Domestic team information
1898 Derbyshire
First-class debut 11 July 1898 Derbyshire v Nottinghamshire
Career statistics
Competition First-class
Matches 1
Runs scored 2
Batting average
100s/50s /
Top score 2*
Balls bowled 125
Wickets 0
Bowling average
5 wickets in innings
10 wickets in match
Best bowling 0-13
Catches/stumpings 0/-
Source: [1], April 2012

William Prince (28 March 1868 – 1 June 1948) was an English cricketer who played first-class cricket for Derbyshire in 1898.

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.[1]

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.[2]

Prince died in New Ollerton at the age of 80.


  1. ^ British Census 1881 RG11 3316/83 p50
  2. ^ William Prince at Cricket Archive