Frederic Stokes      

Full name Frederic Stokes

Born July 12, 1850, Greenwich, London

Died February 7, 1929, Inhurst House, Berkshire (aged 78 years 210 days)

Major teams Kent

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm fast (roundarm)

Education Rugby School

Relation Brother - L Stokes, Brother - G Stokes

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 Ct St
First-class 8 12 1 167 65 15.18 0 1 3 0
Bowling averages
Mat Balls Runs Wkts BBI Ave Econ SR 5w 10
First-class 8 817 335 13 3/36 25.76 2.46 62.8 0 0
Career statistics
First-class span 1871 - 1875
Profile

Frederic Stokes was captain of Blackheath, one of London's first rugby clubs, when early in 1871 he accepted a challenge from Scotland to raise a 20-man side to take to Edinburgh to play in what was to be the first international. He captained the England team in their first three internationals (1871-73) and in 1874 became president of the fledgling RFU. He was described as a "brilliant forward, being always on the ball, and often making excellent runs …can also play at capital form at half-back, is a sure tackle and a first-rate drop or place-kick". A good golfer, he also played first-class cricket for Kent. Four of his brothers also played for Blackheath.
Martin Williamson

Country Fixtures Country Results
Derbyshire v Kent at Derby - May 22-25
Derbyshire 492 Kent 79/1 (38 ov)
Glamorgan v Essex at Cardiff - May 22-25
Glamorgan 260 Essex 300/9 (112 ov)
Gloucs v Northants at Bristol - May 22-25
Northants 176 Gloucs 240/4 (80.5 ov)
Hampshire v Notts at Southampton - May 22-25
Hampshire 270 Notts 99/5 (46 ov)
Lancashire v Surrey at Manchester - May 22-25
Surrey 191 Lancashire 342/9 (108 ov)
Leics v Worcs at Leicester - May 22-25
Leics 316 Worcs 249/8 (70 ov)
Middlesex v Somerset at Lord's - May 22-25
Somerset 376 Middlesex 139/0 (43 ov)
Warwickshire v Durham at Birmingham - May 22-25
Warwickshire 313 & 15/2 (4 ov) Durham 190
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