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William Davidson      

Full name William Leslie Davidson

Born January 31, 1850, Inchmarlo, Kincardineshire, Scotland

Died August 3, 1915, Rouen, France (aged 65 years 184 days)

Major teams Marylebone Cricket Club

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
First-class 1 1 0 0 0 0.00 0 0 0 0 0 0
Bowling averages
Mat Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
First-class 1 - - - - - - - - - - -
Career statistics
First-class span 1877-1877
Profile

Colonel William Davidson (Royal Artillery) died of heart failure while holding a depot command at the base. He was widely believed to be the oldest British military casualty of the war at that time - he was 65 - and quite possibly of it's duration. Wisden said he was "a fine, free hitter, and represented the Royal Artillery at cricket, football, rackets, and billiards. In 1809 he was in the Woolwich XI, scoring 8 and 50 against Sandhurst, and had been a member of the M.C.C. since 1873." He took part in the Zulu, Afghan and Boer Wars, was mentioned in despatches twice, and received the CB in 1901.
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Country Fixtures Country Results
Northants v Somerset at Northampton - Jul 12-15
Somerset 375 & 129/3 Northants 221
Durham v Warwickshire at Chester-le-Street - Jul 13-16
Warwickshire 312/6
Essex v Hampshire at Colchester - Jul 13-16
Hampshire 35/5
Lancashire v Notts at Liverpool - Jul 13-16
Lancashire 225 Notts 120/2
Worcs v Leics at Worcester - Jul 13-16
Worcs 321 Leics 47/1
Gloucs v Derbyshire at Cheltenham - Jul 14-17
Gloucs 38/2
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