John Dale      

Full name John William Dale

Born June 21, 1848, Lincoln

Died June 26, 1895, Westminster, London (aged 47 years 5 days)

Major teams Cambridge University, Lincolnshire, Middlesex

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm fast (roundarm)

Education Tonbridge School; Cambridge University

John William Dale
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 Ct St
First-class 56 98 2 1625 132 16.92 1 5 39 0
Bowling averages
Mat Balls Runs Wkts BBI Ave Econ SR 5w 10
First-class 56 312 174 6 2/16 29.00 3.34 52.0 0 0
Career statistics
First-class span 1868 - 1882

John Dale was born at Lincoln on the 21st of June, 1848, and had thus only just completed his forty-seventh year. His premature death was, we believe, due to an attack of pneumonia following influenza. Though he had for some time dropped entirely out of first-class cricket, Mr. Dale will be remembered as one of the best amateur batsmen of his day. He was in the Tonbridge School team from 1863 to 1866 inclusive, and, on going up to Cambridge, played in the University match in 1868, 1869, and 1870. In the last-mentioned year he was one of the heroes of the memorable match which F. C. Cobden"s bowling won for Cambridge by two runs. He scored on that occasion 15 and 67, his partnership with Mr. Yardley in Cambridge"s second innings completely turning the fortunes of the game. In 1870, indeed, Mr. Dale was quite at his best as a batsman, appearing for the Gentlemen against the Players both at Lord"s and the Oval. In the second innings of the Oval match he went in with Mr. W. G. Grace and helped to make 164 runs for the first wicket, his own score being 55. Mr. Dale"s style of batting was extremely finished and elegant. His abilities in the world of sport were by no means restricted to the cricket field. He rowed in the Cambridge eight in 1869 and 1870-with Mr. J. H. D. Goldie as stroke-and was a first-rate fisherman.
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack

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Country Fixtures Country Results
2nd Investec Test: England v New Zealand at Leeds - May 29-Jun 2
New Zealand 297/8
South Group: Kent v Surrey at Beckenham - May 29
Kent won by 23 runs
North Group: Worcs v Leics at Worcester - May 29
Worcs won by 6 wickets (with 14 balls remaining)
South Group: Glamorgan v Hampshire at Cardiff - May 29
Hampshire won by 21 runs
North Group: Northants v Warwickshire at Northampton - May 29
Warwickshire won by 5 wickets (with 0 balls remaining)
North Group: Derbyshire v Lancashire at Derby - May 29
Derbyshire won by 5 wickets (with 14 balls remaining)
North Group: Durham v Yorkshire at Chester-le-Street - May 29
Durham 182/4 Yorkshire 153/7 (18/20 ov)
South Group: Essex v Somerset at Chelmsford - May 29
Somerset won by 3 wickets (with 0 balls remaining)
South Group: Sussex v Middlesex at Hove - May 29
Middlesex won by 42 runs
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