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The following averages have been compiled in connection with first-class matches in the English cricketing season just closed : —F. G. J. Ford is first with 53 runs per inninge, K. F. Druce and A. C. Maclaren being second and third respectively with 51 each. K. S. Ranjitsinhji is fifth with 45, Abel sixth with 44 ; and the averages of the others are: Hay ward, 38; Wainwright, Hirst, and J. R. Mason, 35 each; A. E. Stoddart, 30; Storer, 27; Board, '22; Briggs, 17; Hearne, 13; Richardson, 11. In the bowling analysis A. E. Trott is first with 50 wickets at a cost of 13| runs per wicket, and Richardson is third with 273 wickets for 14i runs each. Briggs's average is 16h, Hearne's 17&' Hay ward's-18, Mason's 22&, and Wainwright's and Hirst's 23 each. Ford, Abel, and Trott are not included in Stoddart'e team for Australia.

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Evening Star, Evening Star, Issue 10423, 18 September 1897

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STODDART'S CRICKET TEAM. Evening Star, Issue 10423, 18 September 1897