Ted Peate      

Full name Edmund Peate

Born March 2, 1855, Holbeck, Leeds, Yorkshire

Died March 11, 1900, Newlay, Horsforth, Yorkshire (aged 45 years 9 days)

Major teams England, Yorkshire

Also known as birth registered as Edmund Peat

Batting style Left-hand bat

Bowling style Slow left-arm orthodox

Edmund Peate
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 6s Ct St
Tests 9 14 8 70 13 11.66 0 0 0 2 0
First-class 209 312 88 2384 95 10.64 0 3 132 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 9 15 2096 683 31 6/85 8/58 22.03 1.95 67.6 2 2 0
First-class 209 47116 14517 1076 8/5 13.49 1.84 43.7 94 27
Career statistics
Test debut Australia v England at Melbourne, Dec 31, 1881 - Jan 4, 1882 scorecard
Last Test England v Australia at Manchester, Jul 5-7, 1886 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class span 1879-1890
Profile

Ted Peate's career was brief but never dull. He started as part of a traveling side - known as the `Clown Cricketers' - and was spotted and recruited by Yorkshire. A legspinner who relied on accuracy rather than great turn, he was at his best on wet wickets and, for a few seasons, was arguably the best bowler in the world. In 1881-82 at The Oval he opened the bowling and took 4 for 31 and 4 for 40 (England lost by seven runs) and in 1883 took 8 for 5 against Surrey and was criticised for ending the match early and so halving gate receipts! But he fell foul of the despotic Lord Hawke at Yorkshire and his county career was effectively ended by 1886 - he was still only 31. He continued to play with great success in Leeds club cricket, despite an ever expanding girth, and died of pneumonia a few days after his 45th birthday. Wisden wrote that "he would have lasted longer had he ordered his life more carefully".
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Ted Peate

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