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Frederic Stokes      

Full name Frederic Stokes

Born July 12, 1850, Greenwich, London

Died February 7, 1929, Inhurst House, Berkshire (aged 78 years 210 days)

Major teams Kent

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm fast (roundarm)

Education Rugby School

Relation Brother - L Stokes, Brother - G Stokes

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 Ct St
First-class 8 12 1 167 65 15.18 0 1 3 0
Bowling averages
Mat Balls Runs Wkts BBI Ave Econ SR 5w 10
First-class 8 817 335 13 3/36 25.76 2.46 62.8 0 0
Career statistics
First-class span 1871 - 1875
Profile

Frederic Stokes was captain of Blackheath, one of London's first rugby clubs, when early in 1871 he accepted a challenge from Scotland to raise a 20-man side to take to Edinburgh to play in what was to be the first international. He captained the England team in their first three internationals (1871-73) and in 1874 became president of the fledgling RFU. He was described as a "brilliant forward, being always on the ball, and often making excellent runs …can also play at capital form at half-back, is a sure tackle and a first-rate drop or place-kick". A good golfer, he also played first-class cricket for Kent. Four of his brothers also played for Blackheath.
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Country Fixtures Country Results
M.C.C. v Middlesex at Abu Dhabi - Mar 26-28
Middlesex won by 1 wicket
Cambs MCCU v Notts at Cambridge - Mar 28-30
Notts 335/8 (98.5 ov)
Glamorgan v Cardiff MCCU at Cardiff - Mar 28-30
Glamorgan 122/1 (35.4 ov)
Gloucs v Durham MCCU at Bristol - Mar 28-30
Gloucs 250/3 (67.2 ov)
Kent v Lds-Brd MCCU at Canterbury - Mar 28-30
Kent 343/5 (85.5 ov)
Leics v Lbroug MCCU at Leicester - Mar 28-30
Leics 194 Lbroug MCCU 20/0 (9.3 ov)
Oxford MCCU v Surrey at Oxford - Mar 28-30
Surrey 335/7d (91 ov)
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