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Edward Stead      

Full name Edward Stead

Born 1701, Maidstone, Kent

Died August 28, 1735, London (aged 34 years)

Also known as Edwin Steed

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Edward Stead was one of cricket's early patrons in the 1700s who gambled heavily and recklessly at cards and dice. In his late teens he inherited large estates in Kent but by the age of 22 he was already mortgaging the land to pay his debts. However, when away from the tables he was addicted to cricket and he underwrote a number of sides, playing himself at times, often with large sums bet on them. In 1733 he fielded a side against Frederick Louis, Prince of Wales' XI at Moulsey Hurst, a game repeated in 1735. Stead died a month later, his fortune squandered.
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Country Fixtures Country Results
Essex v Australians at Chelmsford - Jul 1-4
Australians 562 & 17/0 (3.4 ov) Essex 414
North Group: Durham v Leics at Chester-le-Street
Jul 3, 2015 (17:30 local | 16:30 GMT | 12:30 EDT | 11:30 CDT | 09:30 PDT)
South Group: Somerset v Gloucs at Taunton
Jul 3, 2015 (17:30 local | 16:30 GMT | 12:30 EDT | 11:30 CDT | 09:30 PDT)
North Group: Lancashire v Yorkshire at Manchester
Jul 3, 2015 (18:30 local | 17:30 GMT | 13:30 EDT | 12:30 CDT | 10:30 PDT)
North Group: Notts v Worcs at Nottingham
Jul 3, 2015 (18:30 local | 17:30 GMT | 13:30 EDT | 12:30 CDT | 10:30 PDT)
South Group: Surrey v Middlesex at The Oval
Jul 3, 2015 (18:30 local | 17:30 GMT | 13:30 EDT | 12:30 CDT | 10:30 PDT)
North Group: Warwickshire v Derbyshire at Birmingham
Jul 3, 2015 (18:30 local | 17:30 GMT | 13:30 EDT | 12:30 CDT | 10:30 PDT)
South Group: Hampshire v Glamorgan at Southampton
Jul 3, 2015 (19:00 local | 18:00 GMT | 14:00 EDT | 13:00 CDT | 11:00 PDT)
South Group: Sussex v Kent at Hove
Jul 3, 2015 (19:00 local | 18:00 GMT | 14:00 EDT | 13:00 CDT | 11:00 PDT)
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