Ken Farnes      

Full name Kenneth Farnes

Born July 8, 1911, Leytonstone, Essex

Died October 20, 1941, Chipping-Warden, Oxfordshire (aged 30 years 104 days)

Major teams England, Cambridge University, Essex

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm fast

Height 6 ft 4 in

Education Cambridge University

Kenneth Farnes
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 6s Ct St
Tests Insights on test 15 17 5 58 20 4.83 0 0 0 1 0
First-class 168 201 59 1182 97* 8.32 0 2 84 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests Insights on test 15 27 3932 1719 60 6/96 10/179 28.65 2.62 65.5 6 3 1
First-class 168 32397 14805 690 8/38 21.45 2.74 46.9 44 8
Career statistics
Test debut England v Australia at Nottingham, Jun 8-12, 1934 scorecard
Last Test South Africa v England at Durban, Mar 3-14, 1939 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class span 1930 - 1939
Profile

Ken Farnes, the Cambridge, Essex and England fast bowler, was killed during the night of October 20, when the plane in which he was pilot crashed. His death at the age of 30 came as a great shock to countless friends and the whole world of cricket.After training in Canada he desired to become a night-flying pilot, and within four weeks of his return to England he met his disastrous end.

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Mar 31, 1939

Ken Farnes (left) and Hedley Verity (right) are greeted by Farnes' father on their return to England at the end of the 1939 tour of South Africa, Waterloo Station, London, March 31,  1939

Ken Farnes and Hedley Verity return to England at the end of the 1939 tour of South Africa

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Mar 1939

The MCC team which toured South Africa unbeaten in 1938-39: Back row - Bill  Edrich, Doug Wright, Eddie Paynter, WH Ferguson (scorer); middle row - 	Len  Wilkinson, Hedley Verity, Hugh Bartlett, Tom Goddard, Reggie Perks, Len Hutton, Paul Gibb; front - CR Ridgway (SA manager), Ken Farnes, NormanYardley, Wally Hammond (captain), Les Ames, Bryan Valentine, AJ Holmes (manager)

The MCC team which toured South Africa unbeaten in 1938-39

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Apr 24, 1938

Ken Farnes

Ken Farnes

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Notes

Wisden Cricketer of the Year 1939

Country Fixtures Country Results
South Group: Somerset v Gloucs at Taunton - Jul 21
Match abandoned without a ball bowled
North Group: Worcs v Lancashire at Worcester
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South Group: Glamorgan v Sussex at Cardiff
Jul 21, 2017 (18:30 local | 17:30 GMT | 13:30 EDT | 12:30 CDT | 10:30 PDT)
North Group: Leics v Northants at Leicester
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North Group: Notts v Derbyshire at Nottingham
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South Group: Surrey v Middlesex at The Oval
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North Group: Yorkshire v Warwickshire at Leeds
Jul 21, 2017 (18:30 local | 17:30 GMT | 13:30 EDT | 12:30 CDT | 10:30 PDT)
South Group: Essex v Hampshire at Chelmsford
Jul 21, 2017 (19:00 local | 18:00 GMT | 14:00 EDT | 13:00 CDT | 11:00 PDT)
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