Full Name

Anthony Stanislaus De Mello

Born

October 11, 1900, Karachi, Sind

Died

May 24, 1961, Delhi, (aged 60y 225d)

Education

Sind College; Downing College, Cambridge

Anthony Stanislaus De Mello played a leading role in the formation of the Cricket Club of India, the BCCI and other local organisations. His enthusiasm was contagious but sometimes it got the better of him, as evidenced when he had to resign as secretary of the CCI after grossly overspending on the construction of the Brabourne Stadium.

As a player he was a medium-pacer, and although he went to Cambridge he did not play for them. His finest moment came on his first class debut when, playing for Rest of India against the Maharaj Kumar of Vizianagram's XI he dismissed Jack Hobbs, Herbert Sutcliffe and CS Nayudu on his way to career-best figures of 6 for 66.

Ever the showman, when he died after a cancer operation in 1961 he asked to be buried in MCC colours.
Martin Williamson

Career Averages
Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAve100s50sCtSt
FC1120482155.120020
Bowling
FormatMatBallsRunsWktsBBIAveEconSR5w10w
FC111410650176/6638.232.7682.910
Debut/Last Matches - Player
FC Matches
Span
1930/31 - 1945/46