Frank Chester      

Full name Frank Chester

Born January 20, 1895, Bushey, Hertfordshire

Died April 8, 1957, Bushey, Hertfordshire (aged 62 years 78 days)

Major teams Worcestershire

Batting style Left-hand bat

Bowling style Slow left-arm orthodox

Other Umpire

Frank Chester
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 Ct St
First-class 55 92 18 1773 178* 23.95 4 4 25 0
Bowling averages
Mat Balls Runs Wkts BBI Ave Econ SR 5w 10
First-class 55 5143 2561 81 6/43 31.61 2.98 63.4 2 0
Career statistics
First-class span 1912 - 1914
Umpiring statistics
Test debut England v South Africa at Lord's, Jun 28-Jul 1, 1924 scorecard
Last Test England v South Africa at Leeds, Jul 21-26, 1955 scorecard
Test matches 48
Test statistics
Profile

Frank Chester, who died at his home at Bushey, Hertfordshire, on April 8, aged 61, will be remembered as the man who raised umpiring to a higher level than had ever been known in the history of cricket. For some years he had suffered from stomach ulcers. Often he stood as umpire when in considerable pain, which unfortunately caused him to become somewhat irascible at times, and at the end of the 1955 season he retired, terminating a career in which he officiated in over 1,000 first-class fixtures, including 48 Test matches.

  • Read More
Latest Articles
Latest Photos

 

Frank Chester

Frank Chester

© The Cricketer International

Country Fixtures Country Results
2nd Investec Test: England v New Zealand at Leeds - May 29-Jun 2
New Zealand 350 England 253/5
Derbyshire v Gloucs at Derby
May 31-Jun 3, 2015 (11:00 local | 10:00 GMT | 06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT)
Essex v Leics at Chelmsford
May 31-Jun 3, 2015 (11:00 local | 10:00 GMT | 06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT)
Glamorgan v Northants at Cardiff
May 31-Jun 3, 2015 (11:00 local | 10:00 GMT | 06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT)
Hampshire v Worcs at Southampton
May 31-Jun 3, 2015 (11:00 local | 10:00 GMT | 06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT)
Middlesex v Warwickshire at Lord's
May 31-Jun 3, 2015 (11:00 local | 10:00 GMT | 06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT)
Surrey v Lancashire at The Oval
May 31-Jun 3, 2015 (11:00 local | 10:00 GMT | 06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT)
North Group: Notts v Durham at Nottingham
May 31, 2015 (14:30 local | 13:30 GMT | 09:30 EDT | 08:30 CDT | 06:30 PDT)
South Group: Somerset v Kent at Taunton
May 31, 2015 (14:30 local | 13:30 GMT | 09:30 EDT | 08:30 CDT | 06:30 PDT)
Complete fixtures » | Download Fixtures »
News | Features Last 3 days
News | Features Last 3 days