Herbert Bainbridge

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Herbert Bainbridge
Herbert Bainbridge c1895.jpg
Personal information
Full nameHerbert William Bainbridge
Born(1862-10-29)29 October 1862
Guwahati, Assam, India
Died3 March 1940(1940-03-03) (aged 77)
Leamington Spa, Warwickshire, England
Bowling?-arm slow
Domestic team information
1883–1887Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC)
1884–1886Cambridge University
Career statistics
Competition First-class
Matches 177
Runs scored 6878
Batting average 25.76
100s/50s 7/34
Top score 162
Balls bowled 1757
Wickets 31
Bowling average 31.87
5 wickets in innings 0
10 wickets in match 0
Best bowling 3/21
Catches/stumpings 101/0
Source: Cricket archive, 23 August 2012

Herbert William Bainbridge (29 October 1862 – 3 March 1940) was an English first-class cricketer and footballer. Bainbridge played cricket principally for Eton, Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC), Surrey, Cambridge University and Warwickshire,[1] he was born at Guwahati, Assam, India and died at Leamington Spa, Warwickshire, England.

Cricket career[edit]

Bainbridge played four seasons at Eton College, being made captain in 1882. While studying at Trinity College, Cambridge,[2] he played for Cambridge University and was awarded his Blue in 1884 and appointed captain in 1885; the right-handed batsman played for Warwickshire between 1894 and 1902 and was appointed captain in his first season, after making appearances for Surrey from 1883 to 1885. His highest score of 162 was made against Hampshire with a career average of 25.76, his slow-bowling claimed 31 wickets at an average of 31.87.

England selector[edit]

Bainbridge was one of the first three England selectors on The Ashes tour of 1899 along with Lord Hawke and W. G. Grace.[3]

Football career[edit]

Bainbridge played football for Cambridge University without gaining his Blue. In 1883, he played football for the losing finalists Old Etonians against Blackburn Olympic in the 1883 FA Cup Final.[4]


  1. ^ Cricket archive Herbert Bainbridge Retrieved 18 August 2012
  2. ^ "Bainbridge, Herbert William (BNBG882HW)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge.
  3. ^ Online cricket Retrieved 18 June 2013
  4. ^ Herbert Bainbridge. Cricinfo.