Full name Frank William Milligan
Born March 19, 1870, Farnborough, Hampshire
Died March 31, 1900, Ramathlabama, South Africa (aged 30 years 12 days)
Major teams England, Yorkshire
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm fast
|Test debut||South Africa v England at Johannesburg, Feb 14-16, 1899 scorecard|
|Last Test||South Africa v England at Cape Town, Apr 1-4, 1899 scorecard|
|First-class span||1894 - 1898/99|
Lieut. Frank William Milligan died whilst colonel Plummer"s force, (endeavouring to relieve Mafeking) on March 31, 1900. An excellent allround player, a splendid field, fast bowler, and hard hitter. Represented the Gentlemen v the Players in 1897 and 1898. He made a successful first appearance for the Gentlemen - at Oval in 1897 - scoring 47 and 47, and obtaining two wickets for 3 runs in the second innings of the Players. In the Scarborough match in 1898, he took in the second innings seven wickets for 61 runs.
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack
One of a few Yorkshire cricketers to have been born outside the country, Frank Milligan was a hard-hitting batsman and a fast bowler whose two Test outings came when in South Africa under Lord Hawke in 1898-99. He settled in South Africa at the end of the tour.
Plays of the day from the IPL match between Rising Pune Supergiants and Mumbai Indians, in Pune
He cannot match the big hitters for power, but his numbers are as good as theirs - if not better
Thirty years ago England were battered, bruised, broken and blackwashed in the Caribbean