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William Davidson      

Full name William Leslie Davidson

Born January 31, 1850, Inchmarlo, Kincardineshire, Scotland

Died August 3, 1915, Rouen, France (aged 65 years 184 days)

Major teams Marylebone Cricket Club

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
First-class 1 1 0 0 0 0.00 0 0 0 0 0 0
Bowling averages
Mat Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
First-class 1 - - - - - - - - - - -
Career statistics
First-class span 1877 - 1877
Profile

Colonel William Davidson (Royal Artillery) died of heart failure while holding a depot command at the base. He was widely believed to be the oldest British military casualty of the war at that time - he was 65 - and quite possibly of it's duration. Wisden said he was "a fine, free hitter, and represented the Royal Artillery at cricket, football, rackets, and billiards. In 1809 he was in the Woolwich XI, scoring 8 and 50 against Sandhurst, and had been a member of the M.C.C. since 1873." He took part in the Zulu, Afghan and Boer Wars, was mentioned in despatches twice, and received the CB in 1901.
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Country Fixtures Country Results
M.C.C. v Middlesex at Abu Dhabi - Mar 26-29
M.C.C. 332 & 151 Middlesex 179 & 8/0 (0.5 ov, target 305)
Cambs MCCU v Notts at Cambridge - Mar 28-30
Notts 30/0 (8.4 ov)
Glamorgan v Cardiff MCCU at Cardiff - Mar 28-30
Glamorgan 16/0 (8.4 ov)
Gloucs v Durham MCCU at Bristol - Mar 28-30
Gloucs 45/0 (8.3 ov)
Kent v Lds-Brd MCCU at Canterbury - Mar 28-30
Kent 36/1 (7.5 ov)
Leics v Lbroug MCCU at Loughborough - Mar 28-30
Leics 24/0 (8.5 ov)
Oxford MCCU v Surrey at Oxford - Mar 28-30
Surrey 47/0 (8.5 ov)
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