Frederick Ponsonby      

Full name Frederick George Brabazon Ponsonby

Born September 11, 1815, Marylebone, London

Died March 11, 1895, Mayfair, Westminster, London (aged 79 years 181 days)

Major teams Cambridge Town Club, Cambridge University, Surrey

Also known as succeeded as 6th Earl of Bessborough in 1880

Batting style Right-hand bat

Height 6 ft 0 in

Education Harrow School; Trinity College, Cambridge

Relation Brother - JGB Ponsonby, Brother - SCB Ponsonby, Nephew - SW Gore, Great-nephew - RAB Ponsonby

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 Ct St
First-class 67 117 14 1129 74 10.96 0 3 31 3
Bowling averages
Mat Balls Runs Wkts BBI 5w 10
First-class 67 0+ 0+ 1 1/? 0 0
Career statistics
First-class debut Cambridge Town XI v Cambridge University at Cambridge, May 14-15, 1834 scorecard
Last First-class Sussex v Marylebone Cricket Club at Brighton, Aug 18-20, 1856 scorecard

The Earl Of Bessborough, so well known to countless cricketers of former days as the Hon. Frederick Ponsonby, died on March 12.. For a great number of years closely associated with the MCC, and perpetual vice-president of the Surrey County Club, there was no more honoured figure in the cricket world. Appearing first at Lord's for Harrow against Eton in 1832, he played in big matches till about 1845. At that date, partly owing to his profession and partly to an injury to his arm, he gave up playing at Lord's, though for several seasons he continued to take part in small matches. By cricketers of the present day Lord Bessborough will not be remembered so much for what he did in the field as for his devotion during many years to Harrow cricket, and the fact that in 1845, in conjunction with his brother, the Hon. Spencer Ponsonby-Fane, and Mr. John Loraine Baldwin, he founded I. Zingari.
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack

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