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Full name Alfred Hugh Stratford
Born September 5, 1853, Kensington, London
Died May 2, 1914, Newark, New Jersey, United States of America (aged 60 years 239 days)
Major teams United States of America, Middlesex
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm slow
Education Malvern College
Relation Brother - FW Stratford
Alfred Hugh Stratford was in the Malvern XI in 1871 and two following years, and played occasionally for Middlesex between 1877 and 1880. For the former in 1873 he made 703 runs with an average of 32.40, scoring 149 v. Cotswold Magpies and 120 v. Rev. H. Foster's XI, and took 62 wickets for under thirteen runs each. Scores and Biographies said of him:-- A good and free hitter, and his bowling is slow and twisting, breaking both ways, being very difficult to operate against at times. In the field he is excellent, generally taking cover-point or long-leg. His highest score in first-class cricket was 55 not out v. Gloucestershire at Clifton in 1879, and his best feat with the ball to take five wickets for 12 runs for M.C.C. and G. v. Yorkshire at Lord's in 1879. In 1876 he took 17 wickets out of 20 for Incogniti v. Ealing, on the Ealing ground, and 18 out of 20 (besides making a catch) for Kensington Park v. Bickley Park at Notting Hill. Whilst in America he played with success for Winnipeg, Pittsburgh, New York and Newark, and when appearing for New York XVIII against the Australians in 1893 scored 25, the only double-figure, in his side's first innings. Mr. Stratford was famous at Association football in the early days of the game. He played for the Wanderers when they won the FA Cup in 1876, 1877, and 1878.
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