Stanley Christopherson      

Full name Stanley Christopherson

Born November 11, 1861, Kidbrooke, Blackheath, Kent

Died April 6, 1949, St John's Wood, London (aged 87 years 146 days)

Major teams England, Kent

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm fast

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 6s Ct St
Tests 1 1 0 17 17 17.00 0 0 0 0 0
First-class 66 109 12 923 47 9.51 0 0 41 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 1 2 136 69 1 1/52 1/69 69.00 3.04 136.0 0 0 0
First-class 66 11531 5332 241 8/41 22.12 2.77 47.8 13 3
Career statistics
Only Test England v Australia at Lord's, Jul 21-23, 1884 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class span 1883-1890
Profile

The best player of the ten Christopherson brothers of Kent (they often fielded a family XI, with their father making up the side), Stanley was a fine fast-medium bowler. He had a long run (by the standards of the time), bowled with a high action, and kept a good length. He had an excellent yorker. He played for Kent between 1883 and 1888 but was severely restricted by an arm injury incurred in 1886. His best period was probably the 1883 and 1884 seasons. He was chosen for the Second Test in 1884, took a single wicket, and made 17 at number eleven in England's innings victory. His ability is probably better displayed by his figures of 8/78 for the Gentlemen against the Australians, and his bowling for Kent, when they defeated the tourists.

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