Full name William Deedes
Born October 17, 1796, Sandling Park, Kent
Died November 30, 1862, Belgravia, Westminster, London (aged 66 years 44 days)
Major teams Hampshire, Kent
|First-class debut||Old Etonians v Old Wykehamists at Lord's, Jul 14-15, 1817 scorecard|
|Last First-class||Hampshire and Surrey v Sussex XI at Bramshill, Aug 7-8, 1826 scorecard|
William Deedes was a fast underhand bowler and a good fielder - no mean feat on the outfields of the time - and a reasonable batsman who was president of MCC in 1831 by which time his brief career as a player was over. He was in later years an MP.
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