Edward Maynard Ashcroft (27 September 1875 – 26 February 1955) was an English doctor and cricketer who played first-class cricket for Derbyshire between 1897 and 1906 and captained the Derbyshire team in 1904.
|Full name||Edward Maynard Ashcroft|
|Born||27 September 1875|
Longsight, Manchester, England
|Died||26 February 1955 (aged 79)|
|Bowling||Right arm off-break bowler|
|Role||Derbyshire captain 1904|
|Domestic team information|
|First-class debut||24 May 1897 Derbyshire v Surrey|
|Last First-class||23 August 1906 Derbyshire v Lancashire|
Source: , 8 February 2010
Ashcroft was born at Longsight, Manchester, son of Henry N Ashcroft, a Manchester merchant and his wife Charlotte. They lived at 14 Birch Side Moss Side. Ashcroft studied medicine at Owens College, Manchester, and became RMO at Dewsbury Smallpox Hospital. He later became assistant MOH at Derby.
Ashcroft made his cricket debut for Derbyshire in 1897 and remained with the team until 1906. Ashcroft captained Derbyshire for part of 1904 although Albert Lawton who was captain in the preceding and succeeding years also captained games. Ashcroft was a right hand batsman who played 170 innings in 101 first-class matches. His highest score was 162 and his average 29.17. He was a right arm off-break bowler who took 24 wickets with an average of 49.41. While he was captain, Derbyshire ended the season at 10th in the table. Wisden described him as "a free-scoring batsman" who "drove and cut specially well".
- British Census 1881
- John Rylands University Library Manchester ELGAR: Electronic Gateway to Archives at Rylands. Archives.li.man.ac.uk. Retrieved on 2018-06-01.
- Maynard Ashcroft. Cricketarchive.com (1955-02-26). Retrieved on 2018-06-01.
- Wisden Obituaries 1955. Cricinfo.com (2005-12-19). Retrieved on 2018-06-01.
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