Neville Ford      

Full name Neville Montague Ford

Born November 18, 1906, Repton, Derbyshire

Died June 15, 2000, Bembridge, Isle of Wight (aged 93 years 210 days)

Major teams Derbyshire, Middlesex, Oxford University

Batting style Right-hand bat

Relation Uncle - WJ Ford, Uncle - AFJ Ford, Uncle - FGJ Ford

Neville Montague Ford
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 Ct St
First-class 75 121 9 2925 183 26.11 5 13 15 0
Bowling averages
Mat Runs Wkts BBI Ave 5w 10
First-class 75 117 1 1/19 117.00 0 0
Career statistics
First-class span 1926 - 1935
Profile

Neville Montague Ford, who died on June 15 at Bembridge, Isle of Wight aged 93, was a talented right-hand batsman who captained Harrow in 1925 and 1926 and then went to Oriel College, Oxford where he won his blue in each season from 1928-30. Starting in 1926 Ford also played 31 matches for Derbyshire, for whom he was qualified by birth - his father was headmaster at Repton School - and in 1932 he made a single appearance for Middlesex. He was one of the few remaining first-class cricketers from the 1920s. In a career total of 75 matches Ford scored 2,925 runs at an average of 26.11, including five centuries, the highest being 183 for Oxford University against the Free Foresters at Oxford in 1930. It was an innings lasting just over three hours in which he hit two sixes and 21 fours, 'driving in his best style', according to Wisden. In 1930 he scored 1,096 runs but after leaving Oxford played only rarely. In business, Ford was sales director with Wiggins-Teape and counted dancing among his pastimes. He was from a cricketing family. His uncle F.G.J. Ford appeared for Cambridge University and Middlesex and played five times for England on Stoddart's Australian tour of 1894-95. Two other uncles, A.F.J. and W.J. Ford also played for Middlesex and Cambridge, while grandfather W.A. Ford turned out for MCC.
Robert Brooke, The Cricketer

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Neville Ford

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Country Fixtures Country Results
Durham v Worcs at Chester-le-Street - Jun 26-29
Durham 197 Worcs 213/4 (43 ov)
Essex v Middlesex at Chelmsford - Jun 26-29
Middlesex 246 Essex 106/0 (36 ov)
Glamorgan v Derbyshire at Cardiff - Jun 26-29
Derbyshire 288 Glamorgan 5/0 (2 ov)
Hampshire v Somerset at Southampton - Jun 26-29
Hampshire 211/9d Somerset 18/0 (6 ov)
Northants v Leics at Northampton - Jun 26-29
Northants 261 Leics 65/4 (25 ov)
Notts v Kent at Nottingham - Jun 26-29
Kent 180 Notts 135/3 (42 ov)
Sussex v Gloucs at Hove - Jun 26-29
Sussex 358/9d Gloucs 31/0 (7 ov)
Warwickshire v Lancashire at Birmingham - Jun 26-29
Lancashire 273 Warwickshire 23/1 (13 ov)
Yorkshire v Surrey at Leeds - Jun 26-29
Surrey 374/6 (96 ov)
ENG Women v PAK Women at Leicester - Jun 27
ENG Women 15/0 (3.1/50 ov)
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