Edward Humphreys      

Full name Edward Humphreys

Born August 24, 1881, Ditton, Kent

Died November 6, 1949, Maidstone, Kent (aged 68 years 74 days)

Major teams Canterbury, Kent

Nickname Punter

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Slow left-arm orthodox

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Edward Humphreys
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 Ct St
First-class 393 639 45 16603 208 27.95 22 229 0
Bowling averages
Mat Runs Wkts BBI Ave 5w 10
First-class 393 9314 379 7/33 24.57 12 2
Career statistics
First-class span 1899-1909
Profile

Edward Humphreys, one of the best-known figures in Kent cricket, died at his Maidstone home on November 6, aged 68. Thus ended an association which began fifty-three years before when Punter, as he became known, joined the Kent staff. Two years later, when 17, he made his first appearance, as a left-arm slow bowler, for the county, but he soon gained greater prominence as a right-hand opening batsman. An especially strong back player, he showed particular skill when the ball was turning. No little testimony to his skill was contained in the fact that he retained his place in the Kent side in their halcyon years when they won the Championship four times, from 1906 to 1913, the only occasions when they carried off the honours. One of his best feats occurred in 1908 when he shared with A. P. Day in a seventh wicket stand of 248 for Kent against Somerset at Taunton. In 1912-13 he went to West Indies as a member of the M.C.C. team captained by A. F. Somerset and enjoyed a successful tour with 461 runs, average 40.07, and 40 wickets for 16.75 runs each.

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Sep 6, 1909

Edward Humphreys

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