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Frank Cobden      

Full name Frank Carroll Cobden

Born October 14, 1849, Marylebone, London

Died December 7, 1932, Capel Curig, Caernarvonshire, Wales (aged 83 years 54 days)

Major teams Cambridge University

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm fast

Frank Carroll Cobden
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 Ct St
First-class 22 37 4 471 73* 14.27 0 1 9 0
Bowling averages
Mat Balls Runs Wkts BBI Ave Econ SR 5w 10
First-class 22 2381 1118 65 6/35 17.20 2.81 36.6 4 1
Career statistics
First-class span 1870 - 1872
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Frank Carroll Cobden, who died at Capel Curig, North Wales, on December 7, was the hero of perhaps the most sensational piece of bowling in the history of cricket. In the Oxford and Cambridge match of 1870, Oxford, set 179 runs to win, had made 175 for the loss of seven batsmen and thus, with three wickets to fall, wanted only four runs for victory when Cobden began the over which will be for ever memorable. The first ball was hit by F. H. Hill for a single, the stroke being one which would certainly have sent the ball to the boundary had it not been brilliantly fielded by mid-wicket--as to whether this was mid-off or mid-on even those taking part in the match differ. S. E. Butler was caught off the second ball, T. H. Belcher bowled by the third, and W. A. Stewart by the fourth, with the result that Cambridge snatched an extraordinary victory by two runs.

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Sep 30, 2004

Cambridge University XI in 1870. From left to right, top row: F.C. Cobden, E.E.H. Ward, C.I. Thornton, W. Yardley.Middle row: F.A. Mackinnon, W.B. Money (captain), F. Tobin. Front  row: A.A. Bourne, A.T. Scott, F.E.R. Fryer, J.W. Dale. Cambridge beat Oxford by 2 runs at Lord's on 27 and 28 June. It was known as 'Cobden's match' because of F.C. Cobden, who won the match for Cambridge in the last over of the game. Cambridge recorded 147 and 206 (W. Yardley 100) with Oxford scoring 175 and 176 in reply

Cambridge University XI in 1870

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1960

Frank Cobden

Frank Cobden

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1960

Frank Cobden

Frank Cobden

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Country Fixtures Country Results
Derbyshire v Kent at Derby - May 22-25
Derbyshire 492 & 9/3 (6 ov) Kent 412
Glamorgan v Essex at Cardiff - May 22-25
Glamorgan 260 & 295/3 (91 ov) Essex 313
Gloucs v Northants at Bristol - May 22-25
Northants 176 & 120/3 (42 ov) Gloucs 418
Hampshire v Notts at Southampton - May 22-25
Hampshire 270 & 189/8 (67 ov) Notts 189
Middlesex v Somerset at Lord's - May 22-25
Somerset 376 Middlesex 407/9 (139 ov)
Warwickshire v Durham at Birmingham - May 22-25
Warwickshire 313 & 114 Durham 190 & 154/4 (60 ov, target 238)
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