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Ducky Diver      

Full name Alfred John Day Diver

Born July 6, 1823, Cambridge

Died March 25, 1876, Rugby, Warwickshire (aged 52 years 263 days)

Major teams Cambridge Town Club, Cambridgeshire, Middlesex, Nottinghamshire

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm fast-medium (roundarm), Right-arm fast-medium (underarm)

Relation Nephew - EJ Diver

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 Ct St
First-class 84 152 13 1701 65 12.23 0 43 3
Bowling averages
Mat Runs Wkts BBI Ave 5w 10
First-class 84 404+ 87 7/? 19.23* 6 1
Career statistics
First-class debut Cambridge Town Club v Cambridge University at Cambridge, May 25-26, 1843 scorecard
Last First-class 1866
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Alfred Diver, who was generally known as Ducky, was a reliable professional batsman, and also a decent roundarm bowler, mainly for Cambridgeshire at a time they were among the leading counties. He was one of the 12 professionals who made the first major international tour to North America in the autumn of 1859.
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Sep 7, 1859

England's 12 Champion Cricketers on board a ship at Liverpool bound for America in September 1859. Back row (from left to right): Bob Carpenter, William Caflyn, Tom Lockyer, John Wisden (seated), HH Stephenson, George Parr, John Grundy, Julius Cesar, Tom Hayward and John Jackson. Seated at front: Alfred Diver and John Lillywhite.

England's 12 Champion Cricketers on board a ship at Liverpool bound for America in September 1859

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