Sydney Barnes      

Full name Sydney Francis Barnes

Born April 19, 1873, Smethwick, Staffordshire

Died December 26, 1967, Chadsmoor, Staffordshire (aged 94 years 251 days)

Major teams England, Lancashire, Wales, Warwickshire

Playing role Bowler

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm fast-medium, Right-arm medium

Sydney Francis Barnes
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 6s Ct St
Tests 27 39 9 242 38* 8.06 0 0 0 12 0
First-class 133 173 50 1573 93 12.78 0 2 72 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 27 50 7873 3106 189 9/103 17/159 16.43 2.36 41.6 2 24 7
First-class 133 31527 12289 719 9/103 17.09 2.33 43.8 68 18
Career statistics
Test debut Australia v England at Sydney, Dec 13-16, 1901 scorecard
Last Test South Africa v England at Durban, Feb 14-18, 1914 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class span 1894-1930
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Wisden obituary
Born at Smethwick, Staffordshire, April 19, 1873. Died at Chadsmoor, Staffordshire, December 26, 1967. Sydney Francis Barnes was the second son of five children of Richard Barnes who spent nearly all his life in Staffordshire and worked for a Birmingham firm for 63 years. The father played only a little cricket and Sydney Barnes averred that he never had more than three hours' coaching, but he practised assiduously to perfect the leg-break after learning the off-break from the Smethwick professional, Billy Ward of Warwickshire.

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1929

Sydney Barnes 1925

Sydney Barnes 1925

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1922

Sydney Barnes 1913

Sydney Barnes 1913

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1920

Sydney Barnes demonstrates his bowling action, circa 1920

Sydney Barnes demonstrates his bowling action

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Notes

Wisden Cricketer of the Year 1910

He remains the only man to be picked for England whilst playing league and

minor cricket. He took 1432 wickets for Staffordshire at less that 9 runs each, and played for the county until he was over 60

Tournament Results
England v India at Birmingham - Jun 23, 2013
India won by 5 runs
India v Sri Lanka at Cardiff - Jun 20, 2013
India won by 8 wickets (with 90 balls remaining)
England v South Africa at The Oval - Jun 19, 2013
England won by 7 wickets (with 75 balls remaining)
Australia v Sri Lanka at The Oval - Jun 17, 2013
Sri Lanka won by 20 runs
England v New Zealand at Cardiff - Jun 16, 2013
England won by 10 runs
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