Sir Hubert Ashton      

Full name Hubert Ashton

Born February 13, 1898, Calcutta (now Kolkata), Bengal, India

Died June 17, 1979, Wealdside, South Weald, Essex (aged 81 years 124 days)

Major teams Burma, Cambridge University, Essex, Europeans (India), Rangoon Gymkhana

Batting style Right-hand bat

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 Ct St
First-class 71 115 11 4025 236* 38.70 8 21 71 0
Bowling averages
Mat Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
First-class 71 18 14 0 - - - 4.66 - 0 0 0
Career statistics
First-class span 1920 - 1939

One of the inexplicable decisions of 1921 was the refusal by the Test selectors to try Hubert Ashton in the series against the powerful Australians. England used thirty players in those five Test matches, but overlooked Ashton, one of three brilliant games-playing brothers, despite his innings of 107 retired hurt in 140 minutes for Cambridge University before the second Test. Wisden recorded that 'it was the general opinion that up to this point of the season no-one had played McDonald so well'. He made 90 against Armstrong's men before the fifth Test, 75 at Eastbourne in MacLaren's famous victory over the touring team, and 65 for the South, but was destined never to play in a Test. Instead, he devoted his life to business (in the East for a number of years), playing for Essex when on leave and averaging 40 in first-class cricket, and then to public life.

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© The Cricketer International

May 3, 1922

The Cambridge side of 1922. Back: AG Doggart, MD Lyon, CAF Fiddian Green, JL Bryan. Middle: CS Marriott, H Ashton, G Ashton, GCH Gibson, APF Chapman. Front: ET Ashton, RG Evans,

The Cambridge side of 1922

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Knighted for services to politics in 1964