Ken Farnes      

Full name Kenneth Farnes

Born July 8, 1911, Leytonstone, Essex

Died October 20, 1941, Chipping-Warden, Oxfordshire (aged 30 years 104 days)

Major teams England, Cambridge University, Essex

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm fast

Height 6 ft 4 in

Education Cambridge University

Kenneth Farnes
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 6s Ct St
Tests 15 17 5 58 20 4.83 0 0 0 1 0
First-class 168 201 59 1182 97* 8.32 0 2 84 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 15 27 3932 1719 60 6/96 10/179 28.65 2.62 65.5 6 3 1
First-class 168 32397 14805 690 8/38 21.45 2.74 46.9 44 8
Career statistics
Test debut England v Australia at Nottingham, Jun 8-12, 1934 scorecard
Last Test South Africa v England at Durban, Mar 3-14, 1939 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class span 1930-1939
Profile

Ken Farnes, the Cambridge, Essex and England fast bowler, was killed during the night of October 20, when the plane in which he was pilot crashed. His death at the age of 30 came as a great shock to countless friends and the whole world of cricket.After training in Canada he desired to become a night-flying pilot, and within four weeks of his return to England he met his disastrous end.

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Mar 1939

The MCC team which toured South Africa unbeaten in 1938-39: Back row - Bill  Edrich, Doug Wright, Eddie Paynter, WH Ferguson (scorer); middle row - 	Len  Wilkinson, Hedley Verity, Hugh Bartlett, Tom Goddard, Reggie Perks, Len Hutton, Paul Gibb; front - CR Ridgway (SA manager), Ken Farnes, NormanYardley, Wally Hammond (captain), Les Ames, Bryan Valentine, AJ Holmes (manager)

The MCC team which toured South Africa unbeaten in 1938-39

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Apr 24, 1938

Ken Farnes

Ken Farnes

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Mar 6, 1937

Don Bradman survives a direct hit from Joe Hardstaff on his way to 169 - Ken Farnes appeals in hope, Australia v England, MCG, 5th Test,  March 6, 1937

Don Bradman survives a direct hit from Joe Hardstaff on his way to 169

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Notes

Wisden Cricketer of the Year 1939

Country Fixtures Country Results
Derbyshire v Worcs at Derby - Aug 31-Sep 3
Derbyshire 356 & 38/0 Worcs 385
Durham v Notts at Chester-le-Street - Aug 31-Sep 3
Durham 253 & 309 Notts 188 & 83/3
Hampshire v Leics at Southampton - Aug 31-Sep 3
Leics 303 Hampshire 302/1
Kent v Glamorgan at Canterbury - Aug 31-Sep 3
Glamorgan 329 & 23/1 Kent 387
Lancashire v Yorkshire at Manchester - Aug 31-Sep 3
Lancashire 278 & 40/1 Yorkshire 610/6d
Middlesex v Warwickshire at Lord's - Aug 31-Sep 3
Warwickshire 362/8d Middlesex 198/4
Somerset v Northants at Taunton - Aug 31-Sep 3
Somerset 314 Northants 344/8
Surrey v NZ A at The Oval - Aug 31-Sep 2
Surrey 101 & 364 NZ A 211 & 0/0
4th ODI: England v India at Birmingham - Sep 2
England 206 India 142/0 (24.2/50 ov)
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