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Ernest Steel      

Full name Ernest Eden Steel

Born June 25, 1864, West Derby, Liverpool, Lancashire

Died July 14, 1941, Southport, Lancashire (aged 77 years 19 days)

Major teams Europeans (India), Lancashire

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm slow

Education Marlborough College

Relation Brother - DQ Steel, Brother - AG Steel, Brother - HB Steel, Nephew - AI Steel

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 Ct St
First-class 47 69 4 1133 111 17.43 1 6 41 1
Bowling averages
Mat Balls Runs Wkts BBI Ave Econ SR 5w 10
First-class 47 6381+ 2877 131 8/32 21.96 2.69* 49.4* 11 2
Career statistics
First-class span 1884 - 1904
Profile

Ernest Steel, youngest of the four brothers who played for Lancashire, died on July 14 at Southport, aged 77. After doing well in the Marlborough XI, 1880 and 1881, as free batsman and slow bowler, he appeared occasionally in the county side, but poor health and absence abroad prevented him from playing much first-class cricket. In 1901, after an interval of thirteen seasons, he reappeared for Lancashire and proved useful. Next season his deceptive flight bowling earned 44 wickets, his average of 18.93 being second to S. Webb's, though Barnes was the most destructive bowler for Lancashire. In 1904 he scored 62 for Gentlemen against Players at the Oval, but he never approached the special standard of A. G. Steel, of high fame for Cambridge, Lancashire and England. Nor was E. E. so good as D. Q., the senior and first of the brothers, who got Cambridge Blues; A. G., the other Blue, followed two years after D. Q., and was captain in 1880 when Cambridge gained their third consecutive victory over Oxford. Each helped in three wins, twice being in the same eleven.
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Country Fixtures Country Results
Hampshire v Middlesex at Southampton - May 1-4
Hampshire 336 Middlesex 84/3 (34 ov)
Kent v Glamorgan at Canterbury - May 1-4
Glamorgan 260 & 16/1 (6.5 ov) Kent 488
Northants v Derbyshire at Northampton - May 1-4
Derbyshire 324 Northants 66/0 (20.2 ov)
Notts v Yorkshire at Nottingham - May 1-4
Notts 261 Yorkshire 170/4 (42.3 ov)
Somerset v Lancashire at Taunton - May 1-4
Lancashire 493/9d Somerset 14/0 (6 ov)
Surrey v Durham at The Oval - May 1-4
Surrey 457 Durham 156/2 (43.3 ov)
Sussex v Leics at Hove - May 1-4
Sussex 163 Leics 300/4 (81.2 ov)
Worcs v Essex at Worcester - May 1-4
Essex 335/2 (90 ov)
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