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Francis Bell      

Full name Francis Henry Dillon Bell

Born March 31, 1851, Nelson, Nelson

Died March 13, 1936, Lowry Bay, Wellington (aged 84 years 348 days)

Major teams Wellington

Education Auckland Grammar School; Otago Boy’s High School; St John’s College, Cambridge University

Francis Henry Dillon Bell
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
First-class 2 3 0 2 2 0.66 0 0 0 0 0 0
Bowling averages
Mat Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
First-class 2 - - - - - - - - - - -
Career statistics
First-class span 1873/74 - 1876/77

Francis Bell played twice for Wellington, with no success, when he returned from studying law at Cambridge. He went on the be Mayor of Wellington, and his political career culminated in him becoming prime minister, albeit only for 16 days. He was the first New Zealand PM to be born in the country.
Martin Williamson

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Jan 31, 1922

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