Lord Clifton      

Full name Edward Henry Stuart Bligh (Lord Clifton)

Born August 21, 1851, Cobham Hall, Gravesend, Kent

Died October 31, 1900, Cobham Hall, Kent (aged 49 years 71 days)

Major teams Kent

Also known as succeeded as 7th Earl of Darnley in 1896

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm fast (roundarm)

Height 6 ft 3 in

Education Eton

Relation Father - Earl of Darnley, Uncle - EV Bligh, Brother - Hon.IFW Bligh

Edward Henry Stuart Bligh (Lord Clifton)
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 Ct St
First-class 11 21 2 200 52 10.52 0 1 2 0
Bowling averages
Mat Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
First-class 11 36 22 0 - - - 3.66 - 0 0 0
Career statistics
First-class span 1871 - 1880
Profile

Tall and burly, Lord Clifton was a fast round-arm bowler and a hard-hitting batsman who was the mainstay of the Eton side in 1869 and 1870 but who faded from the scene after a handful of appearances for Kent. A volatile character, his background meant that he was tolerated rather than liked, but by the time he succeeded his father as the 7th Earl of Darnley in 1896 he was suffering from delusions and paranoia. He died four years later.
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