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Ken Farnes      

Full name Kenneth Farnes

Born July 8, 1911, Leytonstone, Essex

Died October 20, 1941, Chipping-Warden, Oxfordshire (aged 30 years 104 days)

Major teams England, Cambridge University, Essex

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm fast

Height 6 ft 4 in

Education Cambridge University

Kenneth Farnes
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 6s Ct St
Tests Insights on test 15 17 5 58 20 4.83 0 0 0 1 0
First-class 168 201 59 1182 97* 8.32 0 2 84 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests Insights on test 15 27 3932 1719 60 6/96 10/179 28.65 2.62 65.5 6 3 1
First-class 168 32397 14805 690 8/38 21.45 2.74 46.9 44 8
Career statistics
Test debut England v Australia at Nottingham, Jun 8-12, 1934 scorecard
Last Test South Africa v England at Durban, Mar 3-14, 1939 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class span 1930 - 1939
Profile

Ken Farnes, the Cambridge, Essex and England fast bowler, was killed during the night of October 20, when the plane in which he was pilot crashed. His death at the age of 30 came as a great shock to countless friends and the whole world of cricket.After training in Canada he desired to become a night-flying pilot, and within four weeks of his return to England he met his disastrous end.

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Mar 1939

The MCC team which toured South Africa unbeaten in 1938-39: Back row - Bill  Edrich, Doug Wright, Eddie Paynter, WH Ferguson (scorer); middle row - 	Len  Wilkinson, Hedley Verity, Hugh Bartlett, Tom Goddard, Reggie Perks, Len Hutton, Paul Gibb; front - CR Ridgway (SA manager), Ken Farnes, NormanYardley, Wally Hammond (captain), Les Ames, Bryan Valentine, AJ Holmes (manager)

The MCC team which toured South Africa unbeaten in 1938-39

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Apr 24, 1938

Ken Farnes

Ken Farnes

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Mar 6, 1937

Don Bradman survives a direct hit from Joe Hardstaff on his way to 169 - Ken Farnes appeals in hope, Australia v England, MCG, 5th Test,  March 6, 1937

Don Bradman survives a direct hit from Joe Hardstaff on his way to 169

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Notes

Wisden Cricketer of the Year 1939

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 & 27/0 (13 ov) Essex 542/3d
Glamorgan v Derbyshire at Cardiff - Jun 26-29
Derbyshire 288 & 160 Glamorgan 237 & 0/1 (6 ov, target 212)
Hampshire v Somerset at Southampton - Jun 26-29
Hampshire 211/9d Somerset 135/8 (46.1 ov)
Northants v Leics at Northampton - Jun 26-29
Northants 261 & 289/7d Leics 157 & 44/0 (16 ov, target 394)
Notts v Kent at Nottingham - Jun 26-29
Kent 180 & 214/7 (74 ov) Notts 371
Sussex v Gloucs at Hove - Jun 26-29
Sussex 358/9d Gloucs 150/1 (51 ov)
Warwickshire v Lancashire at Birmingham - Jun 26-29
Lancashire 273 & 178/4 (70 ov) Warwickshire 321
Yorkshire v Surrey at Leeds - Jun 26-29
Surrey 516/7d Yorkshire 27/1 (10.5 ov)
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