Full Name

Edward Joseph Drake

Born

August 16, 1912, Southampton, Hampshire

Died

May 29, 1995, Raynes Park, Surrey, (aged 82y 286d)

Batting Style

Right hand bat

TEAMS

Wisden obituary
Edward Joseph Drake, died on May 29, 1995, aged 82. Ted Drake was an apprentice at the Southampton Gasworks before he made his debut for Hampshire in 1931 and shared a vital stand of 86 with Phil Mead against Glamorgan. He made 45 but never reached this score again in the 15 further matches he played over the next six years, first as an amateur and then as a professional. However, he found greater glory in the winters, when Hampshire would have paid him ten shillings a week, as one of the great center-forwards of his era, first with Southampton and then with Arsenal, where he was transferred in 1934 for £5,000. He only won five England caps, but scored 42 goals in the 1934-35 season, an Arsenal record, and went on to manage Chelsea to the 1955 League Championship. He married the girl he met at the gasworks dance, not a detail associated with modern football stars of his magnitude.
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack

Career Averages

Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAve100s50sCtSt
FC16270219458.1100100
Bowling
FormatMatBallsRunsWktsBBIAveEconSR5w10w
FC1629417142/3742.753.4873.5000

Debut/Last Matches - Player

FC Matches
Span
1931 - 1936