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Edward Grace      

Full name Edward Mills Grace

Born November 28, 1841, Downend, Bristol

Died May 20, 1911, Park House, Thornbury, Gloucestershire (aged 69 years 173 days)

Major teams England, Gloucestershire

Also known as The Coroner

Batting style Right-hand bat

Relation Brother - H Grace, Brother - WG Grace, Brother - GF Grace, Cousin - GHB Gilbert, Cousin - WR Gilbert, Son - NV Grace, Nephew - WG Grace jnr

Edward Mills Grace
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 1 2 0 36 36 18.00 96 37.50 0 0 4 0 1 0
First-class 314 555 18 10025 192* 18.66 5 44 369 1
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 1 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 314 13441 6213 305 10/69 20.37 2.77 44.0 17 2
Career statistics
Only Test England v Australia at The Oval, Sep 6-8, 1880 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class span 1862-1896
Profile

Edward Mills Grace died on May 20 after a long illness at his residence, Park House, Thornbury, Gloucestershire. But for the accident that his own brother proved greater than himself, E. M. Grace would have lived in cricket history as perhaps the most remarkable player the game has produced. Barring W.G., it would be hard indeed to name a man who was a stronger force on a side or a more remarkable match winner. Primarily, he was a batsman, but his value in an eleven went far beyond his power of getting runs. As a fieldsman at point--at a time when that position was far more important than it is in modern cricket--he never had an equal, and, though he did not pretend to be a first-rate bowler, he took during his career thousands of wickets. In his young days he bowled in the orthodox round-arm style, but his success in club cricket was gained by means of old-fashioned lobs. Fame came to him early in life. Born on November 28th, 1841, he made his first appearance at Lord's in 1861, and a year later he was beyond question the most dangerous bat in England. It was in the Canterbury Week in 1862 that, playing as an emergency for the M.C.C. against the Gentlemen of Kent, he scored 192 not out, and took all ten wickets in one innings. This was a 12 a-side and one man was absent in the second innings when he got the ten wickets. He reached his highest point as a batsman in 1863, scoring in all matches that year over 3,000 runs.

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Oct 1863

The England cricket team assembled at Lord's in London before leaving for the 1863 tour of Australia. Julius Caesar, Alfred Clarke, George Tarrant, George Parr, E M Grace, Robert Carpenter, George Anderson, William Caffyn; (bottom row) Robert C Tinley, Thomas Lockyer, Thomas Hayward, John Jackson, October 1, 1863

The England cricket team assembled at Lord's in London before leaving for the 1863 tour of Australia

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