Frank Cobden      

Full name Frank Carroll Cobden

Born October 14, 1849, Marylebone, London

Died December 7, 1932, Capel Curig, Caernarvonshire, Wales (aged 83 years 54 days)

Major teams Cambridge University

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm fast

Frank Carroll Cobden
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 Ct St
First-class 22 37 4 471 73* 14.27 0 1 9 0
Bowling averages
Mat Balls Runs Wkts BBI Ave Econ SR 5w 10
First-class 22 2381 1118 65 6/35 17.20 2.81 36.6 4 1
Career statistics
First-class span 1870-1872
Profile

Frank Carroll Cobden, who died at Capel Curig, North Wales, on December 7, was the hero of perhaps the most sensational piece of bowling in the history of cricket. In the Oxford and Cambridge match of 1870, Oxford, set 179 runs to win, had made 175 for the loss of seven batsmen and thus, with three wickets to fall, wanted only four runs for victory when Cobden began the over which will be for ever memorable. The first ball was hit by F. H. Hill for a single, the stroke being one which would certainly have sent the ball to the boundary had it not been brilliantly fielded by mid-wicket--as to whether this was mid-off or mid-on even those taking part in the match differ. S. E. Butler was caught off the second ball, T. H. Belcher bowled by the third, and W. A. Stewart by the fourth, with the result that Cambridge snatched an extraordinary victory by two runs.

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Sep 30, 2004

Cambridge University XI in 1870. From left to right, top row: F.C. Cobden, E.E.H. Ward, C.I. Thornton, W. Yardley.Middle row: F.A. Mackinnon, W.B. Money (captain), F. Tobin. Front  row: A.A. Bourne, A.T. Scott, F.E.R. Fryer, J.W. Dale. Cambridge beat Oxford by 2 runs at Lord's on 27 and 28 June. It was known as 'Cobden's match' because of F.C. Cobden, who won the match for Cambridge in the last over of the game. Cambridge recorded 147 and 206 (W. Yardley 100) with Oxford scoring 175 and 176 in reply

Cambridge University XI in 1870

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1960

Frank Cobden

Frank Cobden

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1960

Frank Cobden

Frank Cobden

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Country Fixtures Country Results
Derbyshire v Worcs at Derby - Aug 31-Sep 3
Derbyshire 356 & 54/0 Worcs 385
Durham v Notts at Chester-le-Street - Aug 31-Sep 3
Durham 253 & 309 Notts 188 & 96/3
Hampshire v Leics at Southampton - Aug 31-Sep 3
Leics 303 Hampshire 329/2
Kent v Glamorgan at Canterbury - Aug 31-Sep 3
Glamorgan 329 & 40/1 Kent 387
Lancashire v Yorkshire at Manchester - Aug 31-Sep 3
Lancashire 278 & 57/1 Yorkshire 610/6d
Middlesex v Warwickshire at Lord's - Aug 31-Sep 3
Warwickshire 362/8d Middlesex 204/4
Somerset v Northants at Taunton - Aug 31-Sep 3
Somerset 314 Northants 363/8
Surrey v NZ A at The Oval - Aug 31-Sep 2
Surrey 101 & 364 NZ A 211 & 27/1
4th ODI: England v India at Birmingham - Sep 2
England 206 India 183/1 (29/50 ov)
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