Francis Ford      

Full name Francis Gilbertson Justice Ford

Born December 14, 1866, Paddington, London

Died February 7, 1940, Burwash, Sussex (aged 73 years 55 days)

Major teams England, Cambridge University, Middlesex

Batting style Left-hand bat

Bowling style Slow left-arm orthodox

Education Repton; Cambridge University

Relation Father - WA Ford, Uncle - GJ Ford, Brother - WJ Ford, Brother - AFJ Ford, Nephew - NM Ford, Great-nephew - JRT Barclay

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 6s Ct St
Tests 5 9 0 168 48 18.66 0 0 2 5 0
First-class 168 289 17 7359 191 27.05 14 30 131 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 5 6 204 129 1 1/47 1/47 129.00 3.79 204.0 0 0 0
First-class 168 10223 4757 200 7/65 23.78 2.79 51.1 8 1
Career statistics
Test debut Australia v England at Sydney, Dec 14-20, 1894 scorecard
Last Test Australia v England at Melbourne, Mar 1-6, 1895 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class span 1886 - 1908
Profile

Francis Ford, the youngest of seven brothers, all good cricketers at Repton, and nephew of G. J. Ford, who played for Oxford at Lord's a hundred years ago, died on February 7, aged 73, at Burwash, Sussex. After four years in the Repton XI, being captain in the last two seasons, Francis Ford was the third of the brothers who played for Cambridge, receiving his Blue as a Freshman. In his first year Oxford won by seven wickets, the next match was drawn, and then he took part in two handsome victories. When captain, he led his side to a great triumph by an innings and 105 runs, and, playing again, he helped Cambridge to win by seven wickets, this being the sixth time in nine consecutive seasons on which that margin settled the trial of strength between the Universities at Lord's.

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1937

Francis Ford (Middlesex)

Francis Ford (Middlesex)

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Country Fixtures Country Results
Gloucs v Durham at Bristol - Apr 21-24
Gloucs 303 & 199/3 (62.4 ov) Durham 419
Hampshire v Yorkshire at Southampton - Apr 21-24
Hampshire 455 Yorkshire 231 & 214/3 (69.5 ov) (f/o)
Lancashire v Somerset at Manchester - Apr 21-24
Lancashire 109 & 443/7 (154 ov) Somerset 278
Leics v Glamorgan at Leicester - Apr 21-24
Leics 420 & 212/5 (63.5 ov) Glamorgan 426
Middlesex v Essex at Lord's - Apr 21-24
Middlesex 507/7d & 239/3d Essex 295 & 50/1 (12.4 ov, target 452)
Warwickshire v Surrey at Birmingham - Apr 21-24
Warwickshire 332 & 204/4 (66.5 ov) Surrey 437
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