Stuart Surridge      

Full name Walter Stuart Surridge

Born September 3, 1917, Herne Hill, London

Died April 13, 1992, Glossop, Derbyshire (aged 74 years 223 days)

Major teams Surrey

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm fast-medium

Relation Son - SS Surridge

Walter Stuart Surridge
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 Ct St
First-class 267 333 33 3882 87 12.94 0 10 376 0
Bowling averages
Mat Balls Runs Wkts BBI Ave Econ SR 5w 10
First-class 267 32319 14623 506 7/49 28.89 2.71 63.8 22 1
Career statistics
First-class span 1947 - 1959

SURRIDGE, WALTER STUART, the famous Surrey captain of the 1950s, died suddenly on April 13, 1992 while visiting his company's factory at Glossop. He was 74. Stuart Surridge was the most successful leader in the history of the County Championship. In 1952 he took control of a side which was rich in talent but needed to feel the smack of firm government to do itself real justice. According to Alec Bedser, Surridge had the nerve to write in his diary after being confirmed as captain: "Surrey will win the Championship for the next five years." The correct figure was seven, the first five under Surridge.

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Stuart Surridge (Surrey)

Stuart Surridge (Surrey)

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Aug 26, 1955

Stuart Surridge cuts a cake to celebrate Surrey's Championship win, August 26, 1955

Stuart Surridge cuts a cake to celebrate Surrey's Championship win

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Aug 26, 1955

Surrey captain Stuart Surridge, vice-captain Peter May and masseuse Sandy Tait shake hands, August 26, 1955

Stuart Surridge, Surrey masseuse Sandy Tait and Peter May shake hands

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Wisden Cricketer of the Year 1953