Ted Drake      

Full name Edward Joseph Drake

Born August 16, 1912, Southampton, Hampshire

Died May 29, 1995, Raynes Park, Surrey (aged 82 years 286 days)

Major teams Hampshire

Batting style Right-hand bat

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 Ct St
First-class 16 27 0 219 45 8.11 0 0 10 0
Bowling averages
Mat Balls Runs Wkts BBI Ave Econ SR 5w 10
First-class 16 294 171 4 2/37 42.75 3.48 73.5 0 0
Career statistics
First-class span 1931 - 1936
Profile

Wisden obituary
Edward Joseph Drake, died on May 29, 1995, aged 82. Ted Drake was an apprentice at the Southampton Gasworks before he made his debut for Hampshire in 1931 and shared a vital stand of 86 with Phil Mead against Glamorgan. He made 45 but never reached this score again in the 15 further matches he played over the next six years, first as an amateur and then as a professional. However, he found greater glory in the winters, when Hampshire would have paid him ten shillings a week, as one of the great center-forwards of his era, first with Southampton and then with Arsenal, where he was transferred in 1934 for £5,000. He only won five England caps, but scored 42 goals in the 1934-35 season, an Arsenal record, and went on to manage Chelsea to the 1955 League Championship. He married the girl he met at the gasworks dance, not a detail associated with modern football stars of his magnitude.
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack

Country Fixtures Country Results
Derbyshire v Kent at Derby - May 22-25
Derbyshire 492 Kent 220/4 (78.4 ov)
Glamorgan v Essex at Cardiff - May 22-25
Glamorgan 260 & 107/1 (30.4 ov) Essex 313
Gloucs v Northants at Bristol - May 22-25
Northants 176 Gloucs 359/8 (120.2 ov)
Hampshire v Notts at Southampton - May 22-25
Hampshire 270 & 15/1 (7 ov) Notts 189
Lancashire v Surrey at Manchester - May 22-25
Surrey 191 & 67/6 (24.1 ov) Lancashire 394
Leics v Worcs at Leicester - May 22-25
Leics 316 & 43 Worcs 274 & 2/0 (0.4 ov, target 86)
Middlesex v Somerset at Lord's - May 22-25
Somerset 376 Middlesex 240/3 (83.5 ov)
Warwickshire v Durham at Birmingham - May 22-25
Warwickshire 313 & 114 (37.5 ov) Durham 190
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