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Joe Hunter      

Full name Joe Hunter

Born August 3, 1855, Scarborough, Yorkshire

Died January 4, 1891, Rotherham, Yorkshire (aged 35 years 154 days)

Major teams England, Yorkshire

Batting style Right-hand bat

Fielding position Wicketkeeper

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 5 7 2 93 39* 18.60 0 0 8 1 8 3
First-class 162 240 71 1330 60* 7.86 0 2 232 124
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 5 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 162 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Career statistics
Test debut Australia v England at Adelaide, Dec 12-16, 1884 scorecard
Last Test Australia v England at Melbourne, Mar 21-25, 1885 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class span 1878 - 1888
Profile

In a career cut short by the ill-health that eventually led to his premature death, Joe Hunter kept wicket for his native Yorkshire, and for England. He debuted for Yorkshire in 1878, and was a first-rate wicketkeeper, although not quite of the calibre of some of his contemporaries. He toured Australia in 1884-85, and played in all five Tests. He kept tidily, and in the second Test helped Briggs put on 98 for the last wicket, an important contribution to an England win in a closely-fought series. By 1888, however he dropped out of the first-class game (replaced in the Yorkshire XI by his brother David), and he died three years later, aged 34.
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Country Fixtures Country Results
Durham v Warwickshire at Chester-le-Street - Aug 23-26
Durham 207 Warwickshire 344/7 (116 ov)
Glamorgan v Sussex at Cardiff - Aug 23-26
Glamorgan 252 & 149/2 (45.3 ov) Sussex 283
Gloucs v Kent at Bristol - Aug 23-26
Gloucs 221 & 34/4 (16.3 ov) Kent 533/6d
Somerset v Hampshire at Taunton - Aug 23-26
Hampshire 338 Somerset 534/7 (134 ov)
Surrey v Lancashire at The Oval - Aug 23-26
Lancashire 287 & 203/8 (63 ov) Surrey 480
Worcs v Northants at Worcester - Aug 23-26
Northants 551 Worcs 195/3 (57.2 ov)
Yorkshire v Notts at Scarborough - Aug 23-26
Yorkshire 282 & 263/4d Notts 94 & 61/3 (23 ov, target 452)
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