Ivo Bligh      

Full name Ivo Francis Walter Bligh

Born March 13, 1859, Westminster, London

Died April 10, 1927, Puckle Hill House, Shorne, Kent (aged 68 years 28 days)

Major teams England, Cambridge University, Kent

Also known as became 8th Earl of Darnley in 1900

Batting style Right-hand bat

Height 6 ft 3 in

Education Eton; Cambridge University

Relation Great-uncle - JD Bligh, Father - Earl of Darnley, Uncle - EV Bligh, Uncle - H Bligh, Brother - Lord Clifton, Cousin - LE Bligh

Ivo Francis Walter Bligh
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 4 7 1 62 19 10.33 0 0 6 0 7 0
First-class 84 143 11 2733 113* 20.70 2 12 81 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 4 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 84 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Career statistics
Test debut Australia v England at Melbourne, Dec 30, 1882 - Jan 2, 1883 scorecard
Last Test Australia v England at Sydney, Feb 17-21, 1883 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class span 1877-1883
Profile

Ivo Bligh, who in 1900 became the 8th Earl of Darnley, was an extremely talented sportsman who won Blues at racquets and tennis as well as cricket. An excellent fielder and attacking batsman, his first-class career was short as he suffered from poor health from an early age. By the time he stopped playing he had represented the Gentleman and led the 1882-83 tour to Australia where the Ashes were regained, and where he was presented with the urn which is till played for to this day. On his death in 1927 his widow presented the urn to the MCC.
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Ivo Bligh, circa 1910

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Notes

Became 8th Earl of Darnley in 1900

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