Meyrick Payne      

Full name Meyrick Whitmore Payne

Born May 10, 1885, Fulham, London

Died June 2, 1963, Little Easton, Essex (aged 78 years 23 days)

Major teams Cambridge University, Middlesex

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm fast

Fielding position Wicketkeeper

Education Wellington College: Cambridge University

Relation Cousin - CAL Payne, Son-in-law - RC Brooks

Meyrick Whitmore Payne
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 Ct St
First-class 86 152 9 3547 178 24.80 5 116 33
Bowling averages
Mat Balls Runs Wkts BBI Ave Econ SR 5w 10
First-class 86 134 130 3 2/27 43.33 5.82 44.6 0 0
Career statistics
First-class span 1904 - 1929
Profile

Meyrick Payne, who died on June 2, aged 78, was a brilliant hitter and a first-rate wicketkeeper. A member of the Wellington XI from 1902 to 1903, he gained his Blue at Cambridge in 1904 and played for the University till 1907. His highest innings was 178 against Surrey at Cambridge in 1905, but that for which he will be most remembered was his 64 on the opening day of the University match the following summer. He hit the first 45 runs of the game in twenty minutes, taking 34 from the first two-overs bowled to him by N. R. Udal, and altogether made 64 out of 73 in just over half an hour. Another notable display was 129 in two hours twenty-five minutes from the Lancashire bowling at Fenner's in 1907, in which year he captained Cambridge. Between 1904 and 1909, he made twenty-five appearances for Middlesex and he represented Gentlemen against Players on five occasions, being on the winning side at both Lord's and the Oval in 1904. He also toured America and Canada with E. W. Mann's all-amateur team in 1905. In all first-class cricket he scored 3,524 runs, average 24.30, and helped in the dismissal of 152 batsmen - 120 caught and 32 stumped.
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack

Latest Photos

1937

Meyrick Payne (Middlesex)

Meyrick Payne (Middlesex)

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Country Fixtures Country Results
Durham v Worcs at Chester-le-Street - Jun 26-29
Durham 197 Worcs 213/4 (43 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 Glamorgan 5/0 (2 ov)
Hampshire v Somerset at Southampton - Jun 26-29
Hampshire 211/9d Somerset 18/0 (6 ov)
Northants v Leics at Northampton - Jun 26-29
Northants 261 Leics 65/4 (25 ov)
Notts v Kent at Nottingham - Jun 26-29
Kent 180 Notts 135/3 (42 ov)
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 23/1 (13 ov)
Yorkshire v Surrey at Leeds - Jun 26-29
Surrey 374/6 (96 ov)
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