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English cricket team in the West Indies in 1910–11

 

English cricket team in the West Indies in 1910–11

The sixth team of English cricketers toured the West Indies in the AWF Somerset and played a total of 12 matches, of which 11 are regarded as first-class, between February and April 1911.

Contents

  • The team 1
  • The tour 2
  • Averages 3
    • Batting 3.1
    • Bowling 3.2
  • References 4
  • External sources 5
  • Annual reviews 6
  • Further reading 7

The team

A party of 11 was taken:

APFC Somerset was the son of AWF Somerset, who had toured the West Indies with Lord Brackley's team six years earlier. DCF Burton and DSG Burton were cousins.

Minor Counties Championship. An inevitable constraint was that, with only 11 players touring, there were occasions when local players had to be used to complete the team.

The tour

The team left England on the RMSP Clyde on 18 January 1911.

Matches played were:

  • 8–9 February : v Barbados
  • 10–11 February : v Barbados
  • 15–17 February : v West Indies XI (in Barbados)
  • 23–25 February : v British Guiana
  • 27–28 February and 1 March : v West Indies (in British Guiana)
  • 2–4 March : v West Indies XI (in British Guiana)
  • 7–9 March : v Trinidad
  • 10–12 March : v Trinidad
  • 24–27 March : v Jamaica
  • 28–29 March : v Jamaica
  • 31 March and 1 April : v Port Antonio (in Jamaica) (not a first-class match)
  • 3–5 April : v Jamaica

Of the 11 first-class matches, 3 were won, 4 lost, 3 drawn and 1 tied. The minor match was won. Unlike previous tours there were no matches in any of the smaller islands.

Starting in Barbados, the tourists lost the first two matches heavily but the match against a West Indies XI was won. The West Indies XI was without any Trinidad players because of quarantine restrictions.

In British Guiana the tourists won well with some good batting by Whittington and Holloway and they then beat the West Indian side. A second match against the West Indies was organised but when Archer was dropped the two other Barbados players refused to play.

The first match in Trinidad was played immediately after the tourists had got off the boat and they lost by an innings. The second match was closer although still won by Trinidad.

After the long trip to Jamaica the tourists played four matches there. Rain ruined the first two matches and after a win against Port Antonio the final match ended in a tie.

Sydney Smith was the leading player for the tourists being top of the bowling averages and second in the batting averages. Whittington and Holloway also batted well despite having only played one first class match between them before the tour started. Hearne was a success with the ball but Brown and Young were something of a disappointment. Despite being in his mid-50s the captain also turned out to be a useful bowler.

Averages

The following averages are in the 11 first class matches:

  • Batting
  • Bowling

Batting

Player P I NO R HS Ave 100 50 C/S
TAL Whittington 11 20 2 678 154 37.66 2 2 8
SG Smith 11 21 3 547 81 30.38 5 7
L Heath 1 2 1 27 15 27.00 2
BH Holloway 10 17 0 416 100 24.47 1 2 9
ELGN Grell 1 2 0 42 25 21.00 1
DCF Burton 10 17 0 334 57 19.64 2 3
JW Hearne 11 21 2 344 56 18.10 2 13
AWF Somerset 11 17 5 214 60 17.83 1 10/2
G Brown 11 21 1 298 35 14.90 10/3
HPL Gaussen 10 18 0 260 77 14.44 1
CO Simpson 1 2 0 27 27 13.50 1
HI Young 11 19 2 225 73 13.23 1 5
DSG Burton 10 17 5 138 38* 11.50 2
GBM Liddlelow 1 2 0 18 13 9.00
APFC Somerset 11 19 5 120 33 8.57 6

Grell, Heath, Liddlelow and Simpson were local players.

Bowling

Player O M R W BB Ave 5i 10m
SG Smith 300.2 57 845 47 6–42 17.97 3 1
HI Young 204 41 517 25 5–61 20.68 1
JW Hearne 398.4 62 1450 67 7–68 21.64 6 2
APFC Somerset 144.3 16 558 24 5–62 23.25 1
G Brown 106 15 409 9 3–26 45.44

References


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return p-------------------------------------------------------------------------------- -- Module:Hatnote -- -- -- -- This module produces hatnote links and links to related articles. It -- -- implements the and meta-templates and includes -- -- helper functions for other Lua hatnote modules. --


local libraryUtil = require('libraryUtil') local checkType = libraryUtil.checkType local mArguments -- lazily initialise Module:Arguments local yesno -- lazily initialise Module:Yesno

local p = {}


-- Helper functions


local function getArgs(frame) -- Fetches the arguments from the parent frame. Whitespace is trimmed and -- blanks are removed. mArguments = require('Module:Arguments') return mArguments.getArgs(frame, {parentOnly = true}) end

local function removeInitialColon(s) -- Removes the initial colon from a string, if present. return s:match('^:?(.*)') end

function p.findNamespaceId(link, removeColon) -- Finds the namespace id (namespace number) of a link or a pagename. This -- function will not work if the link is enclosed in double brackets. Colons -- are trimmed from the start of the link by default. To skip colon -- trimming, set the removeColon parameter to true. checkType('findNamespaceId', 1, link, 'string') checkType('findNamespaceId', 2, removeColon, 'boolean', true) if removeColon ~= false then link = removeInitialColon(link) end local namespace = link:match('^(.-):') if namespace then local nsTable = mw.site.namespaces[namespace] if nsTable then return nsTable.id end end return 0 end

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-- Format link -- -- Makes a wikilink from the given link and display values. Links are escaped -- with colons if necessary, and links to sections are detected and displayed -- with " § " as a separator rather than the standard MediaWiki "#". Used in -- the template.


function p.formatLink(frame) local args = getArgs(frame) local link = args[1] local display = args[2] if not link then return p.makeWikitextError( 'no link specified', 'Template:Format hatnote link#Errors', args.category ) end return p._formatLink(link, display) end

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function p.hatnote(frame) local args = getArgs(frame) local s = args[1] local options = {} if not s then return p.makeWikitextError( 'no text specified', 'Template:Hatnote#Errors', args.category ) end options.extraclasses = args.extraclasses options.selfref = args.selfref return p._hatnote(s, options) end

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end

return p

External sources

  • CricketArchive

Annual reviews

Further reading

  • Peter Wynne-Thomas, The Complete History of Cricket Tours at Home & Abroad, Guild, 1989
  • A Guide to First Class Cricket Played in the West Indies. Association of Cricket Statisticians and Historians.
  • Complete First-class Match List, Volume 1 1801–1914. Association of Cricket Statisticians and Historians.
  • First Class Cricket Matches 1911. Association of Cricket Statisticians and Historians.
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