Meyrick Payne      

Full name Meyrick Whitmore Payne

Born May 10, 1885, Fulham, London

Died June 2, 1963, Little Easton, Essex (aged 78 years 23 days)

Major teams Cambridge University, Middlesex

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm fast

Fielding position Wicketkeeper

Education Wellington College: Cambridge University

Relation Cousin - CAL Payne, Son-in-law - RC Brooks

Meyrick Whitmore Payne
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 Ct St
First-class 86 152 9 3547 178 24.80 5 116 33
Bowling averages
Mat Balls Runs Wkts BBI Ave Econ SR 5w 10
First-class 86 134 130 3 2/27 43.33 5.82 44.6 0 0
Career statistics
First-class span 1904 - 1929

Meyrick Payne, who died on June 2, aged 78, was a brilliant hitter and a first-rate wicketkeeper. A member of the Wellington XI from 1902 to 1903, he gained his Blue at Cambridge in 1904 and played for the University till 1907. His highest innings was 178 against Surrey at Cambridge in 1905, but that for which he will be most remembered was his 64 on the opening day of the University match the following summer. He hit the first 45 runs of the game in twenty minutes, taking 34 from the first two-overs bowled to him by N. R. Udal, and altogether made 64 out of 73 in just over half an hour. Another notable display was 129 in two hours twenty-five minutes from the Lancashire bowling at Fenner's in 1907, in which year he captained Cambridge. Between 1904 and 1909, he made twenty-five appearances for Middlesex and he represented Gentlemen against Players on five occasions, being on the winning side at both Lord's and the Oval in 1904. He also toured America and Canada with E. W. Mann's all-amateur team in 1905. In all first-class cricket he scored 3,524 runs, average 24.30, and helped in the dismissal of 152 batsmen - 120 caught and 32 stumped.
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack

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Meyrick Payne (Middlesex)

Meyrick Payne (Middlesex)

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