William Draper (cricketer)

William Draper (12 November 1848 – 13 March 1919) was an English cricketer who played first-class cricket for Kent County Cricket Club from 1874 to 1880.[1]

William Draper
Personal information
Full name
William Draper
Born(1848-11-12)12 November 1848
Penshurst, Kent
Died13 March 1919(1919-03-13) (aged 70)
Tunbridge Wells, Kent
BowlingRight-arm medium
RelationsHenry Draper (brother)
Domestic team information
First-class debut13 July 1874 Kent v Derbyshire
Last First-class19 August 1880 Kent v Lancashire
Career statistics
Competition First-class
Matches 9
Runs scored 108
Batting average 7.20
100s/50s 0/0
Top score 28
Balls bowled 769
Wickets 20
Bowling average 14.50
5 wickets in innings 1
10 wickets in match 0
Best bowling 5/51
Catches/stumpings 3/–
Source: CricInfo, 30 May 2017

Draper was born at Penshurst in Kent in 1848.[2] His name was registered at birth as William Drapper.[3] In 1872 he appeared for a Colts of England cricket team and in 1873 represented a side comprising players engaged at Prince's Club.[3]

In 1874 Draper made his first-class debut for Kent playing in their first county match against Derbyshire. He played nine first-class matches in total for the county as a left-handed batsman who bowled right-arm medium pace deliveries. Draper was a first-class umpire between 1887 and 1898.[3] He died at Tunbridge Wells in Kent in 1919 aged 70.[2]

References Edit

  1. ^ Carlaw D (2020) Kent County Cricketers A to Z. Part One: 1806–1914 (revised edition), pp. 150–151. (Available online at the Association of Cricket Statisticians and Historians. Retrieved 2020-12-21.)
  2. ^ a b William Draper, CricInfo. Retrieved 2017-05-30.
  3. ^ a b c William Draper, CricketArchive. Retrieved 2007-01-22. (subscription required)

External links Edit

William Draper at ESPNcricinfo