Full Name

Frank Hearne

Born

November 23, 1858, Ealing, Middlesex, England

Died

July 14, 1949, Mowbray, Cape Town, Cape Province, (aged 90y 233d)

Batting Style

Right hand Bat

Bowling Style

Right arm Fast

Height

5ft 5in

RELATIONS

G Hearne

(father),

A Hearne

(brother),

GG Hearne

(brother),

GAL Hearne

(son),

GF Hearne

(cousin),

T Hearne

(uncle)

Other

Umpire

TEAMS

A famous cricketing family, Frank Hearne was a solid batsman with a strong defence and a range of attacking shots, favouring the off-side. He also occasionally bowled fast round-arm. A Kent regular, in 1888-89 he toured South Africa with Major Warton's side and stayed on at the end of the trip on health grounds, setting up a sports outfitters in Cape Town. He was soon invited to play for Western Province, and in an era when qualification for a new territory such as South Africa was extremely relaxed, within two years he was making his debut against his two brothers, who were both making their own debuts for England. He toured England in 1894, and to add to the mixed family loyalties, his son, George Hearne, played for South Africa as well.
Martin Williamson

Career Averages
Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAve100s50s6sCtSt
Test61001683016.8000030
FC16128520476014417.964211110
Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Test61624022/402/4020.003.2231.0000
FC16129041346575/4723.612.7850.910
Umpire & Referee
FormatMatUmpire
Test66
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The first MCC side to tour South Africa 1888-89