Alec Hearne      

Full name Alec Hearne

Born July 22, 1863, Ealing, Middlesex

Died May 16, 1952, Beckenham, Kent (aged 88 years 299 days)

Major teams England, Kent

Batting style Right-hand bat

Relation Father - G Hearne, Uncle - T Hearne, Brother - GG Hearne, Brother - F Hearne, Cousin - GF Hearne, Nephew - GAL Hearne

Alec Hearne
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 6s Ct St
Tests Insights on test 1 1 0 9 9 9.00 0 0 0 1 0
First-class 488 833 78 16346 194 21.65 15 71 404 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests Insights on test 1 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 488 61070 23120 1160 8/15 19.93 2.27 52.6 52 9
Career statistics
Only Test South Africa v England at Cape Town, Mar 19-22, 1892 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class span 1884 - 1910

HEARNE, ALEC, who died at Beckenham on May 16, aged 88, was one of the best cricketers who never played for England. A younger brother of George and Frank, both Kent cricketers, he was born at Ealing on July 22, 1863. He derived his qualification for Kent from the fact that his father, old George Hearne, held the post of groundsman at Catford Bridge, where, in 1875, Kent decided all their home county matches. When first tried for the county in 1884, Alec Hearne was no batsman, but a clever leg-break bowler slightly above normal pace, with a good command of length, deceptive flight and plenty of spin. More than once in his early years he proved a thorn in the side of Yorkshire, enjoying a particular triumph at Bramall Lane in 1885 when taking 13 wickets, including five for 13 in one innings, at a cost of 48 runs. The strain upon his elbow entailed in imparting a leg-break troubled him so much that after a few seasons he took to bowling off-breaks, which he did with considerable success. Still, his great ambition was to become a good batsman, and by 1889 he established himself as the skilful run-getter that he remained for nearly twenty years.

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Wisden Cricketer of the Year 1894