Merritt Preston      

Full name Joseph Merritt Preston

Born August 23, 1864, Yeadon, Yorkshire

Died November 26, 1890, Windhill, Yorkshire (aged 26 years 95 days)

Major teams Yorkshire

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm fast

Joseph Merritt Preston
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 Ct St
First-class 95 157 14 2131 93 14.90 0 43 0
Bowling averages
Mat Runs Wkts BBI Ave 5w 10
First-class 95 3763 211 9/28 17.83 9 5
Career statistics
First-class span 1885 - 1889
Profile

Merritt Preston was a fast bowler and useful middle-order batsman who played as a professional for Yorkshire between 1885 and 1889. In 1887 he took 52 wickets at 18.73 which was enough to earn him a place in Arthur Shrewsbury's side to tour Australia, although he only played in seven games. He returned to enjoy his best season in 1888, taking 81 wickets at 13.50, including 9 for 28 in the end-of-season festival match against the MCC. He made only four appearances in 1889 and none in 1890. In November 1890 he caught a chill and died. He was 27. He was buried in Yeadon churchyard where, seven years earlier, Albert Ludy was laid to rest after being struck on the head in a club match by Preston nine days after getting married.
Martin Williamson

Latest Photos

Jul 24, 1888

Merritt Preston

Merritt Preston

© Martin Williamson

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Notts v Middlesex at Nottingham - Jul 5-8
Middlesex 374 & 7/0 (2 ov) Notts 419/9d
Somerset v Sussex at Taunton - Jul 5-8
Sussex 208 & 311/2 (73 ov) Somerset 274
Warwickshire v Yorkshire at Birmingham - Jul 5-8
Yorkshire 213 & 289/7d Warwickshire 69 & 43/1 (14 ov, target 434)
Derbyshire v Glamorgan at Chesterfield - Jul 6-9
Glamorgan 410/9d Derbyshire 122/2 (40 ov)
Lancashire v Essex at Manchester - Jul 6-9
Lancashire 257/5 (70 ov)
Worcs v Hampshire at Worcester - Jul 6-9
Worcs 478 Hampshire 86/3 (34 ov)
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