Francis Lear      

Full name Francis Lear

Born August 23, 1823, Downton, Wiltshire

Died February 19, 1914, Salisbury, Wiltshire (aged 90 years 180 days)

Major teams Oxford University

Education Winchester; Oxford University

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 Ct St
First-class 4 6 1 38 14* 7.60 0 0 2 0
Bowling averages
Mat Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
First-class 4 - - - - - - - - - - -
Career statistics
First-class debut Oxford University v Marylebone Cricket Club at Oxford, May 24-25, 1843 scorecard
Last First-class Oxford University v Cambridge University at Lord's, Jul 4-5, 1844 scorecard
Profile

THE VENERABLE FRANCIS LEAR, late Archdeacon of Sarum, who died at Salisbury on February 19, was born at Dounton, Wilts., on August 23, 1823, and was thus one of the oldest of cricketers. At Winchester, where he was contemporary with V. C. Smith and Fred Gale, he was in the Eleven in 1841, scoring 0 and 1 v. Harrow, and 1 and 11 v. Eton. In 1843 and 1844 he played for Oxford against Cambridge, scoring 1 and 6 in the former year and 6 in the latter. He lived practically all his life in the Salisbury diocese and served under six Bishops.
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack

Country Fixtures Country Results
South Group: Gloucs v Glamorgan at Bristol - Apr 27
Glamorgan won by 18 runs (D/L method)
South Group: Kent v Hampshire at Canterbury - Apr 27
Hampshire won by 6 wickets (with 29 balls remaining)
North Group: Worcs v Notts at Worcester - Apr 27
Worcs won by 5 wickets (with 12 balls remaining) (D/L method)
North Group: Northants v Warwickshire at Northampton - Apr 27
Warwickshire won by 10 wickets (with 24 balls remaining) (D/L method)
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