Matches (16)
NZ v AUS (1)
Ranji Trophy (2)
Nepal Tri-Nation (1)
Sheffield Shield (3)
Durham in ZIM (1)
CWC Play-off (1)
PSL 2024 (2)
WPL (2)
Dang CL (1)
BPL 2024 (1)
AFG v IRE (1)

Full Name

Raymond Eric East


June 20, 1947, Manningtree, Essex


76y 256d

Batting Style

Right hand Bat

Bowling Style

Slow Left arm Orthodox




Ray East was one of the old school, an immensely popular cricketer who always conveyed a sense of fun whenever he played. That often overshadowed his ability - he took over 1000 wickets in his 19 seasons - and while he was serving Essex other less capable players at more fashionable counties represented England. Figures, however, rarely worried him. One of the game's spontaneously funny men - indeed, he could clown quite brilliantly - he formed, with David Acfield, the spin strength of an Essex team which employed mainly seam bowling. East, who stepped virtually straight from village cricket into the county game, was a shrewd, philosophical cricketer who enjoyed both the games - of cricket and life. From time to time, too, he would heave a few right-handed blows at other bowlers. His most impressive figures were achieved in the John Player League, in which he bowled what was at the time the most expensive spell - 1 for 79 in eight overs - and four times took five wickets in an innings. In his first-class career he scored 7148 runs and took 254 catches. He will be remembered, though, and with relish, as one who brought much gaiety to a game which sometimes was in danger of becoming too seriously mercenary. After retiring he became Essex's coach and their second-team captain.
John Arlott

Ray East Career Stats

Batting & Fielding

List A2801635911395410.95011180


List A2801098266172696/186/1824.593.6140.8450

Debut/Last Matches of Ray East

FC Matches

1965 - 1984

List A Matches

1966 - 1993

Recent Matches of Ray East

Suffolk vs Essex130/4822-Jun-1993Bury St EdmundsList A
Essex vs West Indians--1/80 & 2/4723-Jun-1984ChelmsfordFC
Essex vs Lancashire02/5031-Aug-1983ManchesterFC
Essex vs Surrey31* & 01/47 & 0/1227-Aug-1983The OvalFC
Essex vs Northants6 & 10*0/2913-Aug-1983WellingboroughFC

Photos of Ray East

Ray East - and bucket - in the dug-out at Stamford Bridge
Ray East profile
Ray East