Edward Ede Sr.

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Edward Lee Ede (22 February 1834 – 7 July 1908) was an English first-class cricketer. Ede was a right-handed batsman who bowled right-arm underarm.

Edward Ede
Personal information
Full nameEdward Lee Ede
Born(1834-02-22)22 February 1834
Itchen, Southampton, Hampshire, England
Died7 July 1908(1908-07-07) (aged 74)
Southampton, Hampshire, England
BowlingRight-arm underarm
RelationsEdward Ede Jr. (Son), George Ede (Twin brother)
Domestic team information
Career statistics
Competition FC
Matches 17
Runs scored 265
Batting average 9.46
100s/50s –/–
Top score 49
Balls bowled 488
Wickets 40
Bowling average 26.66
5 wickets in innings
10 wickets in match
Best bowling 4/79
Catches/stumpings 6/–
Source: Cricinfo, 26 December 2009

Edward and his twin brother, George Ede were both educated at Abingdon School, from 1845-1851. Ede made his first-class debut for Hampshire in 1861 against the Marylebone Cricket Club.

Ede was a member of the Hampshire county club team that made its first-class debut in 1864 against local rivals Sussex. His twin brother, George also played in this fixture. Ede played in sixteen first-class fixtures for the county club. With his underarm bowling he took 15 wickets at an average of 25.46, with best bowling figures of 4/79. Ede's highest first-class batting score of 49 came against Kent in 1867, with Ede batting at number ten in that innings.

Ede's final first-class appearance for Hampshire came against Lancashire in 1870.

Ede died in Southampton, Hampshire on 7 July 1908.


Ede's twin brother George played for Hampshire and was a part of the first team that represented the county club in first-class cricket, as well as being the first Hampshire captain. Ede's son, Edward Ede Jr., also played first-class cricket for Hampshire in 14 first-class matches between 1902 and 1906.

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