MR. E. W. BASTARD, who was the chief bowler in the Somersetshire eleven before the County became first-class, died at Taunton some time during the first week of April, in his 40th year. He played for Oxford against Cambridge in 1883 and the two following years. In 1884 he assisted in the defeat of the Australians by the University, taking five good wickets in the second innings for 44 runs. After he retired from county cricket, he frequently played for the Gentleman of Somerset. He was educated at Sherborne, where his skill as a slow left-handed bowler was first recognised. He was born February 28th, 1862.