Francis Bacon      

Full name Francis Hugh Bacon

Born June 24, 1869, Colombo, Ceylon

Died October 31, 1915, drowned off the coast of Belgium, the ship, Yacht Aries, in which he was serving being sunk by a mine (aged 46 years 129 days)

Major teams Hampshire

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm slow

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 Ct St
First-class 75 132 11 1909 110 15.77 1 34 0
Bowling averages
Mat Balls Runs Wkts BBI Ave Econ SR 5w 10
First-class 75 217 190 6 2/23 31.66 5.25 36.1 0 0
Career statistics
First-class span 1895 - 1911
Profile

Born at Colombo on June 24, 1869. He drowned off the coast of Belgium on October 31, 1915, aged 46, when a mine sank the patrol ship 'Yacht Aries' in which he was serving as an Assistant-Paymaster in the Royal Naval Reserves. Educated at St Augustine's College, Canterbury, he then went to live in Basingstoke. Early in 1894, on the strength of three centuries for Basingstoke, he made his debut for Hampshire against Warwickshire at Edgbaston and scored a chanceless 114 in 130 minutes, although this was the year before the county gained first-class status. He played 75 matches between 1895 and 1911 with a highest score of 110 v Leicestershire in 1907. Small of stature (5ft 5in), he was a free hitter and an excellent cover fielder. He was one of the comparatively few cricketers who played first as a professional and afterwards as an amateur. From 1903 until his death he was Secretary of Hampshire CCC and, said Wisden, "giving every satisfaction whilst in that position and making many friends by his geniality".

Country Fixtures Country Results
Lancashire v Northants at Manchester - Jun 29-Jul 2
Northants 438 & 283/9d Lancashire 308 & 19/0 (6 ov, target 414)
Notts v Worcs at Nottingham - Jun 29-Jul 2
Notts 240 & 366 Worcs 283 & 13/0 (5 ov, target 324)
Varsity Match: Cambridge U v Oxford Uni at Cambridge - Jun 30-Jul 3
Oxford Uni 156 & 160/1 (37 ov) Cambridge U 346
Essex v Australians at Chelmsford - Jul 1-4
Australians 440/6 (89.4 ov)
South Group: Surrey v Gloucs at The Oval - Jul 1
Surrey won by 4 wickets (with 0 balls remaining)
South Group: Middlesex v Sussex at Lord's
Jul 2, 2015 (18:15 local | 17:15 GMT | 13:15 EDT | 12:15 CDT | 10:15 PDT)
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