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Francis Lear      

Full name Francis Lear

Born August 23, 1823, Downton, Wiltshire

Died February 19, 1914, Salisbury, Wiltshire (aged 90 years 180 days)

Major teams Oxford University

Education Winchester; Oxford University

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 Ct St
First-class 4 6 1 38 14* 7.60 0 0 2 0
Bowling averages
Mat Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
First-class 4 - - - - - - - - - - -
Career statistics
First-class debut Oxford University v Marylebone Cricket Club at Oxford, May 24-25, 1843 scorecard
Last First-class Oxford University v Cambridge University at Lord's, Jul 4-5, 1844 scorecard
Profile

THE VENERABLE FRANCIS LEAR, late Archdeacon of Sarum, who died at Salisbury on February 19, was born at Dounton, Wilts., on August 23, 1823, and was thus one of the oldest of cricketers. At Winchester, where he was contemporary with V. C. Smith and Fred Gale, he was in the Eleven in 1841, scoring 0 and 1 v. Harrow, and 1 and 11 v. Eton. In 1843 and 1844 he played for Oxford against Cambridge, scoring 1 and 6 in the former year and 6 in the latter. He lived practically all his life in the Salisbury diocese and served under six Bishops.
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack

Country Fixtures Country Results
2nd Investec Test: England v Sri Lanka at Chester-le-Street - May 27-31
England 498/9d Sri Lanka 101 & 10/0 (5.2 ov) (f/o)
Northants v Essex at Northampton - May 28-31
Northants 420/8 (108.4 ov)
Notts v Durham at Nottingham - May 28-31
Notts 381/6 (108.5 ov)
Somerset v Surrey at Taunton - May 28-31
Surrey 264 Somerset 5/0 (1 ov)
Sussex v Derbyshire at Hove - May 28-31
Derbyshire 150 Sussex 41/0 (7 ov)
Kent v Leics at Canterbury - May 29-Jun 1
Leics 28/3 (12.4 ov)
Middlesex v Hampshire at Northwood - May 29-Jun 1
Middlesex 25/2 (11.1 ov)
Worcs v Gloucs at Worcester - May 29-Jun 1
Worcs 34/5 (11.5 ov)
Yorkshire v Lancashire at Leeds - May 29-Jun 1
Yorkshire 29/4 (12 ov)
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