Francis Bacon      

Full name Francis Hugh Bacon

Born June 24, 1869, Colombo, Ceylon

Died October 31, 1915, drowned off the coast of Belgium, the ship, Yacht Aries, in which he was serving being sunk by a mine (aged 46 years 129 days)

Major teams Hampshire

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm slow

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 Ct St
First-class 75 132 11 1909 110 15.77 1 34 0
Bowling averages
Mat Balls Runs Wkts BBI Ave Econ SR 5w 10
First-class 75 217 190 6 2/23 31.66 5.25 36.1 0 0
Career statistics
First-class span 1895 - 1911

Born at Colombo on June 24, 1869. He drowned off the coast of Belgium on October 31, 1915, aged 46, when a mine sank the patrol ship 'Yacht Aries' in which he was serving as an Assistant-Paymaster in the Royal Naval Reserves. Educated at St Augustine's College, Canterbury, he then went to live in Basingstoke. Early in 1894, on the strength of three centuries for Basingstoke, he made his debut for Hampshire against Warwickshire at Edgbaston and scored a chanceless 114 in 130 minutes, although this was the year before the county gained first-class status. He played 75 matches between 1895 and 1911 with a highest score of 110 v Leicestershire in 1907. Small of stature (5ft 5in), he was a free hitter and an excellent cover fielder. He was one of the comparatively few cricketers who played first as a professional and afterwards as an amateur. From 1903 until his death he was Secretary of Hampshire CCC and, said Wisden, "giving every satisfaction whilst in that position and making many friends by his geniality".

Country Fixtures Country Results
1st Investec Test: England v New Zealand at Lord's - May 21-25
England 389 & 429/6 New Zealand 523
Kent v Surrey at Beckenham - May 24-27
Kent 282 Surrey 17/1
Lancashire v Derbyshire at Southport - May 24-27
Derbyshire 335/9
Somerset v Yorkshire at Taunton - May 24-27
Yorkshire 343/8
Sussex v Warwickshire at Hove - May 24-27
Warwickshire 180 Sussex 140/5
Worcs v Durham at Worcester - May 24-27
Worcs 323 Durham 14/0
Division Two: Durham Women v Scot Women in England (venue TBA)
May 25, 2015
Division Three: Leicestershire Women v Neth Women in England (venue TBA)
May 25, 2015
Division Two: Staffordshire Women v Ire. Women in England (venue TBA)
May 25, 2015
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