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Victor Barton      

Full name Victor Alexander Barton

Born October 6, 1867, Hound, Netley, Hampshire

Died March 23, 1906, Belle Vue, Southampton, Hampshire (aged 38 years 168 days)

Major teams England, Hampshire, Kent

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm medium

Victor Alexander Barton
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 6s Ct St
Tests 1 1 0 23 23 23.00 0 0 1 0 0
First-class 157 282 15 6411 205 24.01 6 30 101 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 1 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 157 10071 4036 141 6/28 28.62 2.40 71.4 3 0
Career statistics
Only Test South Africa v England at Cape Town, Mar 19-22, 1892 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class span 1889-1902
Profile

An attacking middle order batsman whose career was curtailed by ill-health - he was only 39 when he died - Victor Barton played in just a single Test. An Army man, he first played for Kent, producing a vital innings in the thrilling Kent victory over Nottinghamshire that produced a three-way Kent-Nottinghamshire-Lancashire tie for the Championship in 1889. But Barton failed to establish himself in the Kent side, and then like so many military men, played for Hampshire for a further 11 years. A powerful driver, he hit the ball so hard on the on-side that Wisden's obituary relates that "fieldsmen who stood at mid-on had a wholesome dread of him". Barton played his one Test in 1892, a season in which England had two simultaneous touring teams, the other side being in Australia. He was also a useful bowler, taking 141 first-class wickets (DL, 2000).

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