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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
Durham v Warwickshire at Chester-le-Street - Aug 23-26
Durham 207 Warwickshire 344/7 (116 ov)
Glamorgan v Sussex at Cardiff - Aug 23-26
Glamorgan 252 & 149/2 (45.3 ov) Sussex 283
Gloucs v Kent at Bristol - Aug 23-26
Gloucs 221 & 34/4 (16.3 ov) Kent 533/6d
Leics v Essex at Leicester - Aug 23-25
Essex won by an innings and 10 runs
Somerset v Hampshire at Taunton - Aug 23-26
Hampshire 338 Somerset 534/7 (134 ov)
Surrey v Lancashire at The Oval - Aug 23-26
Lancashire 287 & 203/8 (63 ov) Surrey 480
Worcs v Northants at Worcester - Aug 23-26
Northants 551 Worcs 195/3 (57.2 ov)
Yorkshire v Notts at Scarborough - Aug 23-26
Yorkshire 282 & 263/4d Notts 94 & 61/3 (23 ov, target 452)
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