Frederick Fane      

Full name Frederick Luther Fane

Born April 27, 1875, Curragh Camp, Co Kildare, Ireland

Died November 27, 1960, Kelvedon Hatch, Brentwood, Essex (aged 85 years 214 days)

Major teams England, Essex, London County, Oxford University

Batting style Right-hand bat

Frederick Luther Fane
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 6s Ct St
Tests 14 27 1 682 143 26.23 1 3 0 6 0
First-class 417 721 44 18548 217 27.39 25 83 194 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 14 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 417 56 49 2 2/17 24.50 5.25 28.0 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut South Africa v England at Johannesburg, Jan 2-4, 1906 scorecard
Last Test South Africa v England at Cape Town, Mar 11-14, 1910 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class span 1895-1924
Profile

Frederick Fane took over as England captain in Australia in 1907-08 when Arthur Jones was injured, and also led England in his last two Test appearances, in South Africa two years later. Fane was a good-looking front-foot player whose one Test century came at Johannesburg in 1905-06, a match that England nonetheless lost comfortably. He was also Jack Hobbs's opening partner in Hobbs's first Test, at Melbourne in 1907-08. In that match, Fane top-scored in the second innings as England squeaked home by one wicket. Fane also represented Essex with distinction for 20 years, and scored close to 20,000 first-class runs.
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