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Fred French      

Full name Fred French

Born date unknown

Major teams Canada, Toronto CC

Bowling style Right-arm bowler (roundarm)


Fred French was a professional at Toronto CC who not only played but was also caretaker, groundsman and cook. He also appears to have been a diplomat, as it is recorded that when bowling at members in the nets he used to serve up juicyt leg-side long hops for them to belt. He played twice for Canada against USA, taking five wickets in the inaugural game in 1844.
Martin Williamson