Edward Budd      

Full name Edward Hayward Budd

Born February 23, 1786, Great Missenden, Buckinghamshire

Died March 29, 1875, Wroughton, Wiltshire (aged 89 years 34 days)

Major teams England, Hampshire, Middlesex, Norfolk

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style (unknown arm) medium (underarm)

Fielding position Wicketkeeper

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 Ct St
First-class 73 125 9 2728 105 23.51 1 51 27
Bowling averages
Mat Balls Runs Wkts BBI 5w 10
First-class 73 0+ 0+ 173 5/? 4 0
Career statistics
First-class debut Marylebone Cricket Club v England at Lord's (Old), Jul 2-4, 1804 scorecard
Last First-class England v Surrey XI at Lord's, Jun 20-21, 1831 scorecard

Edward Budd was a prominent right-hand batsman and an occasional medium-pace lob bowler. He was also a good fielder and these allround abilities made him one of the most sought-after single-wicket players of his generation. His true figures are lost in the mists of time as many matches were not recorded, but from those available it is clear that he was a formidable opponent. His career spanned from the early 1800s through to the 1830s. His main side was the MCC - he took four wickets in the first match on the third and final Lord's ground in 1814 - but he played for many other teams including England and Gentlemen. Martin Williamson