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Stephen Newton      

Full name Stephen Cox Newton

Born April 21, 1853, Nailsea, Somerset

Died August 16, 1916, Ipswich, Suffolk (aged 63 years 117 days)

Major teams Cambridge University, Middlesex, Somerset

Batting style Right-hand bat

Education Victoria College, Jersey; Cambridge University

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 Ct St
First-class 33 59 3 1137 86 20.30 0 20 0
Bowling averages
Mat Balls Runs Wkts BBI Ave Econ SR 5w 10
First-class 33 252 185 2 2/54 92.50 4.40 126.0 0 0
Career statistics
First-class span 1876 - 1890

Stephen Newton died in a nursing-home at Ipswich on August 16, after an operation. He was a fine and free hitter, and a most excellent field. At cover-point he was one of those who came nearest in excellence to the incomparable Vernon Royle. At Victoria College, Jersey, where he once threw the ball 120 yards in the Sports, he was in the XI for as many as seven seasons, 1866 to 1872 inclusive, heading the averages in 1867, 1868, 1869, 1870, and 1872, when he played an innings of 117 v. Elizabeth College, Jersey. He was captain during his three last years at the College. At Cambridge he obtained his Blue in 1876, but made only 7 in the match with Oxford. Between 1876 and 1890 he assisted Somerset, and captained the side from 1880 until 1884. In 1885 he appeared, under the residential qualification, for Middlesex. For some years he was Headmaster of Loudoun House School, St. John's Wood. Since 1878 he had been a member of the M.C.C. He was not related to Mr. A. E. Newton, also of Somerset.
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Country Fixtures Country Results
South Group: Somerset v Gloucs at Taunton - Jul 1
Gloucs won by 7 wickets (with 4 balls remaining)
North Group: Worcs v Derbyshire at Worcester - Jul 1
Derbyshire won by 7 wickets (with 7 balls remaining)
North Group: Notts v Durham at Nottingham - Jul 1
No result (abandoned with a toss)
North Group: Yorkshire v Lancashire at Leeds - Jul 1
Yorkshire won by 5 runs
South Group: Essex v Kent at Chelmsford - Jul 1
Essex won by 50 runs
South Group: Sussex v Middlesex at Hove - Jul 1
Sussex won by 7 wickets (with 10 balls remaining)
North Group: Warwickshire v Northants at Birmingham - Jul 1
Northants won by 8 wickets (with 21 balls remaining) (D/L method)
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