Eddie Dawson      

Full name Edward William Dawson

Born February 13, 1904, Paddington, London

Died June 4, 1979, Idmiston, Wiltshire (aged 75 years 111 days)

Major teams England, Cambridge University, Leicestershire

Batting style Right-hand bat

Edward William Dawson
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 6s Ct St
Tests 5 9 0 175 55 19.44 0 1 0 0 0
First-class 282 482 17 12598 146 27.09 14 63 110 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 5 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 282 52 68 0 - - - 7.84 - 0 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut South Africa v England at Durban, Feb 4-8, 1928 scorecard
Last Test New Zealand v England at Auckland, Feb 21-24, 1930 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class span 1922 - 1934

Eddie Dawson was a cricketer who by sheer application and strict adherence to the basic princples of batting reached a higher place than many players of greater natural ability. In his last year at Eton, where he was in the XI in 1922 and 1923, he made 159 against Harrow. He had already made 113 v Winchester, the first boy to make a century in both matches in the same year, and he finished with an average of over 50. In both those seasons he had a few trials for Leicestershire. At Cambridge he won his Blue as a freshman and retained his place as an opening batsman throughout his four years, being captain in 1927. His performances for Leicestershire showed him to be by now fully up to county standard, and coming down he took over the captaincy and held it in 1928, 1929, 1931 and 1933. He himself always paid a most generous tribute to the help and kindness he received from George Geary. He proved himself, as he had at Cambridge, an outstanding captain, besides being one of the county's most reliable bats. He played for the Gentlemen at Lord's in 1925 and 1927 and was a member of the MCC sides to South Africa in 1927-28 and to New Zealand in 1929-30. He also toured the West Indies with Sir Julien Cahn in 1929. In his first-class career he scored 12,597 runs with an average of 27.09, and made fourteen hundreds. His last innings for Leicestershire in 1934 was a faultless 91 against the Australians. He was a splendid field, especially on the off side.
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