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Stanley Scott      

Full name Stanley Winckworth Scott

Born March 24, 1854, Bombay (now Mumbai), Maharashtra, India

Died December 8, 1933, Kent House, Beckenham, Kent (aged 79 years 259 days)

Major teams Middlesex

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm fast

Education Streatham School; Brentwood School

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 Ct St
First-class 104 192 19 4432 224 25.61 4 61 0
Bowling averages
Mat Balls Runs Wkts BBI Ave Econ SR 5w 10
First-class 104 458 207 3 1/15 69.00 2.71 152.6 0 0
Career statistics
First-class span 1878-1893
Profile

Stanley Scott was a prominent figure in Middlesex cricket and when contemporary with Walter Read, A. E. Stoddart, Lionel Palairet and H. T. Hewett stood out as one of the best batsmen in the country. Born in Bombay, on March 24, 1854, he played for Middlesex by residence. Educated at Streatham School and Brentwood School, he learned his cricket on Streatham Common, but did not get into the Middlesex XI until 24 years of age. At once showing himself a batsman of more than ordinary ability, he improved so much that in 1882, 1885 and 1886, he headed the county batting averages, his average in the last-mentioned season being 37.10. In 1892, he did particularly well, coming out first in batting with an average of 39, and, hitting up 224 against Gloucestershire, achieved what at that time was a rare distinction. Chosen that year for the Gentlemen both at Lord's and at The Oval, he on each occasion did himself full justice. At Lord's in the first innings he scored 60, and at The Oval 80 in the second, the latter effort being made against such great bowlers as Lohmann, Peel, Lockwood and William Barnes. After 1893, however, Stanley Scott, due to the claims of his business on the Stock Exchange, and to give up the game; otherwise he undoubtedly would have earned still greater renown. His powerful build and large dark moustache made him easily recognised on the field. Playing in a fine attractive style, and getting most of his runs in front of the wicket, he was especially brilliant on the off side. He also appeared for Herefordshire and in minor cricket was always a great run-getter.
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