Frank Hearne      

Full name Frank Hearne

Born November 23, 1858, Ealing, Middlesex, England

Died July 14, 1949, Mowbray, Cape Town, Cape Province (aged 90 years 233 days)

Major teams England, South Africa, Kent, Western Province

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm fast (roundarm)

Other Umpire

Height 5 ft 5 in

Relation Father - G Hearne, Uncle - T Hearne, Brother - GG Hearne, Brother - A Hearne, Cousin - GF Hearne, Son - GAL Hearne

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 6s Ct St
Tests 6 10 0 168 30 16.80 0 0 0 3 0
First-class 161 285 20 4760 144 17.96 4 21 111 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 6 1 62 40 2 2/40 2/40 20.00 3.87 31.0 0 0 0
First-class 161 2904 1346 57 5/47 23.61 2.78 50.9 1 0
Career statistics
Test debut South Africa v England at Port Elizabeth, Mar 12-13, 1889 scorecard
Last Test South Africa v England at Cape Town, Mar 21-23, 1896 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class span 1879-1904
Umpiring statistics
Test debut South Africa v England at Cape Town, Apr 1-4, 1899 scorecard
Last Test South Africa v England at Cape Town, Mar 30-Apr 2, 1906 scorecard
Test matches 6
Test statistics
Profile

A famous cricketing family, Frank Hearne was a solid batsman with a strong defence and a range of attacking shots, favouring the off-side. He also occasionally bowled fast round-arm. A Kent regular, in 1888-89 he toured South Africa with Major Warton's side and stayed on at the end of the trip on health grounds, setting up a sports outfitters in Cape Town. He was soon invited to play for Western Province, and in an era when qualification for a new territory such as South Africa was extremely relaxed, within two years he was making his debut against his two brothers, who were both making their own debuts for England. He toured England in 1894, and to add to the mixed family loyalties, his son, George Hearne, played for South Africa as well.
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Oct 1, 1888

The first MCC side to tour South Africa under the management of Major Wharton  1888-89. Standing: BAF Grieve, AC Skinner, AJ Fothergill, JM Read, R Abel. Sitting: CA Smith, Major Warton, The Hon. CJ Coventry, JEP McMaster, MP Bowden. Front:  JH Roberts, H Wood. Insets: J. Briggs, G Ulyett, F Hearne.

The first MCC side to tour South Africa 1888-89

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