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Edward Stead      

Full name Edward Stead

Born 1701, Maidstone, Kent

Died August 28, 1735, London (aged 34 years)

Also known as Edwin Steed

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Edward Stead was one of cricket's early patrons in the 1700s who gambled heavily and recklessly at cards and dice. In his late teens he inherited large estates in Kent but by the age of 22 he was already mortgaging the land to pay his debts. However, when away from the tables he was addicted to cricket and he underwrote a number of sides, playing himself at times, often with large sums bet on them. In 1733 he fielded a side against Frederick Louis, Prince of Wales' XI at Moulsey Hurst, a game repeated in 1735. Stead died a month later, his fortune squandered.
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Country Fixtures Country Results
2nd Investec Test: England v Sri Lanka at Chester-le-Street - May 27-31
England 498/9d Sri Lanka 101 & 143/3 (43 ov) (f/o)
Northants v Essex at Northampton - May 28-31
Northants 444 Essex 135/0 (36.2 ov)
Notts v Durham at Nottingham - May 28-31
Notts 534 Durham 68/0 (12.1 ov)
Somerset v Surrey at Taunton - May 28-31
Surrey 264 & 31/3 (13 ov) Somerset 102
Sussex v Derbyshire at Hove - May 28-31
Derbyshire 150 Sussex 199/1 (54.1 ov)
Kent v Leics at Canterbury - May 29-Jun 1
Leics 230/3 (59.3 ov)
Middlesex v Hampshire at Northwood - May 29-Jun 1
Middlesex 187/2 (55 ov)
Worcs v Gloucs at Worcester - May 29-Jun 1
Worcs 210/7 (58 ov)
Yorkshire v Lancashire at Leeds - May 29-Jun 1
Yorkshire 193/5 (59.1 ov)
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