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
Profile

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
Derbyshire v Leics at Derby - May 25-28
Leics 619 Derbyshire 532/8 (141 ov)
Essex v Surrey at Chelmsford - May 26-29
Surrey 369 Essex 215/3 (80 ov)
Glamorgan v Durham at Swansea - May 26-29
Durham 342 Glamorgan 225/6 (59 ov)
Kent v Sussex at Tunbridge Wells - May 26-29
Kent 369 & 116/0 (35 ov) Sussex 164
Northants v Worcs at Northampton - May 26-29
Northants 238 & 53/2 (18 ov) Worcs 434
Notts v Gloucs at Nottingham - May 26-29
Notts 430/9d Gloucs 149 & 37/1 (10.3 ov) (f/o)
Somerset v Hampshire at Taunton - May 26-29
Hampshire 162 & 293 Somerset 197 & 39/0 (10 ov, target 259)
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