Monday, May 02, 2011

A fine cricketer, and a fine man - not forgotten by Wikipedia

Although he lacked the pace of Sammy Woods, the guile of Ted Tyler and the endurance of  George Nichols, the name of E. W. Bastard has lived on in the annals of Somerset and Oxford cricket.
Bastard's performances during 1885 saw him selected in two games for the Gentlemen during the Scarborough Festival. The team was a young one, as well as three of his Oxford team-mates from that season, Page, Kingsmill Key and Tim O'Brien, there were a number of players from the Cambridge team chosen. Bastard claimed five wickets in the first innings of the match against I Zingari, but failed to take any against the Players.

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