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
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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.

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Country Fixtures Country Results
Durham v Worcs at Chester-le-Street - Jun 26-29
Durham 197 Worcs 367 (86.4 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 & 2/0 (2 ov) Glamorgan 237
Hampshire v Somerset at Southampton - Jun 26-29
Hampshire 211/9d Somerset 43/1 (19 ov)
Northants v Leics at Northampton - Jun 26-29
Northants 261 & 60/3 (16 ov) Leics 157
Notts v Kent at Nottingham - Jun 26-29
Kent 180 & 105/4 (34 ov) Notts 371
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 259/7 (109 ov)
Yorkshire v Surrey at Leeds - Jun 26-29
Surrey 516/7d Yorkshire 27/1 (10.5 ov)
ENG Women v PAK Women at Leicester - Jun 27
ENG Women won by 107 runs (D/L method)
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