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
Essex v Derbyshire at Chelmsford - Apr 13-16
Essex 94 & 425 Derbyshire 154 & 171/5
Gloucs v Hampshire at Bristol - Apr 13-16
Gloucs 304 & 317/9 Hampshire 422
Middlesex v Notts at Lord's - Apr 13-16
Notts 326 & 198/6 Middlesex 439/9d
Northants v Durham at Northampton - Apr 13-16
Durham 452 & 189/5 Northants 378
Somerset v Yorkshire at Taunton - Apr 13-16
Yorkshire 450 Somerset 552/9
Warwickshire v Sussex at Birmingham - Apr 13-16
Warwickshire 87 & 471 Sussex 229 & 282/3
Worcs v Kent at Worcester - Apr 13-16
Worcs 224 & 270 Kent 229 & 52/3
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