Herbert Bainbridge      

Full name Herbert William Bainbridge

Born October 29, 1862, Ghowhatti, Assam, India

Died March 3, 1940, Leamington Spa, Warwickshire (aged 77 years 126 days)

Major teams Cambridge University, Surrey, Warwickshire

Batting style Right-hand bat

Herbert William Bainbridge
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 Ct St
First-class 177 288 21 6878 162 25.76 7 101 0
Bowling averages
Mat Runs Wkts BBI Ave 5w 10
First-class 177 988 31 3/21 31.87 0 0
Career statistics
First-class span 1883 - 1886

Herbert William Bainbridge, of high renown in Warwickshire cricket, died at Leamington Spa on March 3, aged 77, having been born at Assam on October 29, 1862. Standing about six feet tall and strong, he was an accomplished batsman, capable of punishing good bowling by well-controlled strokes all round the wicket; he also commanded respect for leadership. After four seasons in the Eton eleven, being captain in 1882, Bainbridge was awarded his Blue at Cambridge in 1884 and helped to make University match history. He gave an exceptional display in the 1885 match at Lord's, when for the fourth consecutive time the match ended in a victory by seven wickets, this being the third such success by Cambridge. Bainbridge and Charles Wright, a stone-waller, opened the Cambridge innings with 152 runs, which gave their side a lead of 16 before Bainbridge hit a ball into mid-off's hands. His 101 was a faultless display of splendid strokes. This was at that time the best opening stand for either University; but, strangely enough, next year, when Bainbridge succeeded Lord Hawke as Cambridge captain, K. J. Key and W. Rashleigh put up 243 in starting Oxford's second innings, and this remains the first wicket partnership record for the University match. Oxford won by 133 runs. Bainbridge scored 44 and 79 in that encounter, and altogether in three meetings with Oxford he made 262 runs with an average of 43--an exceptional achievement.

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