Charles Kortright      

Full name Charles Jesse Kortright

Born January 9, 1871, Furze Hall, Fryerning, Ingatestone, Essex

Died December 12, 1952, Brookstreet, South Weald, Essex (aged 81 years 338 days)

Major teams Essex

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm fast

Charles Jesse Kortright
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 Ct St
First-class 170 271 21 4404 131 17.61 2 11 176 0
Bowling averages
Mat Balls Runs Wkts BBI Ave Econ SR 5w 10
First-class 170 18225 10294 489 8/57 21.05 3.38 37.2 39 8
Career statistics
First-class span 1893 - 1907

Wisden Obituary
Charles Jesse Kortright, the old Essex cricketer and probably the fastest bowler in the history of the game, died at his Brentwood home on December 12, 1952 aged 81. He played county cricket from 1889 to 1907 and was contemporary with such other noted fast bowlers as Knox and Richardson of Surrey and Brearley and Mold of Lancashire. Kortright who also played for Free Foresters never appeared in a Test Match, but he accomplished many fine feats and William Gunn, the famous Nottinghamshire batsman, said after Kortright had bowled him in a Gentlemen v. Players match at Lord's that the ball which beat him was a yard faster than any he had ever played against. The late Sir Stanley Jackson in an article in the 1944 edition of Wisden on The Best Fast Bowler wrote, "Kortright was generally regarded as the fastest bowler of his time in this country. Not only was he a very fast bowler, but also a very good one."

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1st Youth Test: England U19 v S Lanka U19 at Cambridge - Jul 26-29
England U19 500/9d S Lanka U19 16/1 (11.2 ov)
North Group: Worcs v Northants at Worcester - Jul 27
Northants 319/7 Worcs 162/1 (28/50 ov)
North Group: Yorkshire v Notts at Scarborough - Jul 27
Notts 251/9 Yorkshire 159/5 (34/50 ov)
North Group: Durham v Warwickshire at Gosforth - Jul 27
Warwickshire 292/7 Durham 85/1 (19.2/50 ov)
North Group: Derbyshire v Lancashire at Derby - Jul 27
Lancashire 242/5 (46/50 ov)
South Group: Surrey v Gloucs at The Oval - Jul 27
Surrey 299/6 (47/50 ov)
South Group: Sussex v Hampshire at Hove - Jul 27
Hampshire 241/8 (46.2/50 ov)
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